Sexism in Hollywood is nothing new. But it can be still be surprising when it's right in your face.
That's what happened to Rose McGowan recently. The actress and Sundance short director received a casting call from her agent that mentioned she should wear a "form-fitting tank that shows off cleavage" and added "push-up bras encouraged." She tweeted the announcement, noting that Adam Sandler was set to be the male star.
On Wednesday, she took to Twitter again to announce that there had been some actionable fallout from her tweet: Her representation was dropping her. "I just got fired by my wussy acting agent because I spoke up about the bulls--- in Hollywood. Hahaha," she wrote, adding #douchebags #awesome #BRINGIT
Though she said her agent was dropping her, it turned it was the entire agency, Innovative, that was letting her go. Her agent Sheila Wenzel had actually stopped working for Innovative before the Twitter flap, The Hollywood Reporter discovered.
McGowan noted this in a follow-up tweet on Thursday, writing, "Sheila Wenzel is a wonderful agent that ceased working with Innovative before my firing. She's a good, strong woman I'm proud to know."
So — as you may have suspected — sexism is alive and well in Tinseltown.
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