Same. She is a trauma victim, and actively dealing with a lot of shit. She
has been both brave and effective in knocking down some walls, but she is
not the person I would choose to get into a nuanced debate about all the
complexities.

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 2:37 PM Tom Wolper <twol...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 8:34 PM, Kevin M. <drunkbastar...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> ... after a "meltdown" at a Barnes & Noble booksigning.
>>
>>
>> http://variety.com/2018/scene/vpage/rose-mcgowan-meltdown-barnes-and-noble-book-signing-1202684004/
>>
>> She appeared on Colbert last night after the signing went askew. The
>> interview derailed almost from the start and there was nothing Colbert
>> could really do to get it back on track.
>>
>> https://www.facebook.com/colbertlateshow/videos/1321067461371335/
>>
>> On the Tweety-thingy, Ms. McGowan stated she's taking time away.
>>
>> https://twitter.com/rosemcgowan/status/959504910902595585
>>
>> Wherever you land on the #metoo issue, this woman has faced the sort of
>> scrutiny normally reserved for presidential candidates. I cannot imagine
>> the emotional impact of all the pressure, so I am not prepared to cast
>> judgment on her. Not trying to lump shaved-headed women together, but her
>> demeanor on Colbert reminded me of Sinead O'Connor's social media posts
>> last year. Alas, O'Connor (now going by Magda Davitt) was "helped" by Phil
>> McGraw, so I can only hope that McGowan is able to take the time she needs
>> to rejuvenate, and if she seeks help or counsel from someone, that it isn't
>> a Hollywood quack.
>>
>
> I have a lot of sympathy for McGowan. As much as it can feel watered down
> when an organization gets together and puts out a corporate-speak sounding
> message, the organization can provide message focus, media training, and
> emotional support for someone like her. It's unbelievably difficult to
> become the face of a movement on one's own and have to deal with the
> denials and power politics from one side and the cries for help and sharing
> the pain from the other. That will take a psychic toll and the Barnes &
> Noble incident can become too much to deal with. I saw McGowan's appearance
> on the Late Show and it was clear she had some chemical enhancement. That
> is not surprising as the talk shows are know for having an alcohol cart
> available to guests to loosen them up if necessary. She came off unfocused
> and defensive.
>
> The evening after she did an interview with Ronan Farrow at the 92nd St Y
> and then started her hiatus. Vox has a long transcript. I don't know if
> it's the complete conversation or just excerpts. It gives a good sense of
> what her past year has been like and what led up to the hiatus.
>
>
> https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/2/6/16973736/rose-mcgowan-ronan-farrow-harvey-weinstein
>
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