Rose McGowan tweeted recently about a casting call that encouraged the female actors to wear a push up bra and have their cleavage on show.
McGowan tweeted out a screengrab of the casting call, which she hinted had been for a new Adam Sandler project, calling it out for the ridiculous expectations placed on any women who were trying to get the role.
casting note that came w/script I got today. For real. name of male star rhymes with Madam Panhandler hahahaha I die pic.twitter.com/lCWGTV537t
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 18, 2015
McGowan updated her fans last night to let them know that, as a result of that tweet, she had been fired by her agent as a result of the tweet, but she didn't seem too bothered about it.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 25, 2015
Speaking to Entertainmnet Weekly, McGowan said "I was offended by the stupidity more than anything. I was offended by the fact that went through so many people’s hands and nobody red flagged it. This is normal to so many people. It was probably even a girl that had to type it up. It’s institutionally OK".
She added that she has had to deal with these attitudes for years, since she started her career in Hollywood, and that she'd simply had enough: "When I did my first film, I was told by my agent that I would need to have long hair so men in this town would want to f**k me and hire me. That was said to a 17-year-old".
Via The Guardian