I believe it was Meryl Streep's character, Miranda Priestly, who said the following quote, "Photographers, editors, writers, models, all of whom were found by me, nurtured by me and have promised me they will follow me whenever and if ever I choose to leave Runway." Now, it seems half of Hollywood is following suit with Streep's demand.
Rose McGowan, known for her role in television show Charmed, has been on the forefront for fighting against sexual harassment. This year, a number of actresses are planning on wearing all black to January’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony in silent protest against sexual harassment. This seems like a move that the former Charmed star would support, but shockingly, she’s not on board.
McGowan alleged back in October that Weinstein had raper her (accusations the disgraced mogul denies). Since she came forward, McGowan has used her platform to share stories by other women, and call out other men accused of sexual harassment and assault.
The activist has previously called out Streep on Twitter. In response to the esteemed actor’s comments calling Weinstein’s actions "the most gargantuan example of disrespect”, McGowan wrote: “No, Meryl, IT’S A FUCKING CRIME. You are such a lie.” And with this, here are the three things we're all expected to witness at this year's Golden Globe Awards.
Hollywood in Black
The news of the all-black attire Golden Globe silent protest comes shortly after it was announced that the SAG Awards enlisted all female presenters for their ceremony on January 21, 2018. McGowan’s attack is certainly unexpected and considering her voice has been dominant when it comes to the fight against sexual misconduct, this is a speed bump in the ongoing movement that encourages unity.
But, the women protesting Hollywood’s culture of sexual harassment at the Golden Globes won’t have to stand alone. Dwayne Johnson and celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinanti confirmed that at least some of the gents attending the big event will also be donning black in solidarity with their female colleagues.
Award Speeches — With a Twist
This year, films nominated include Dunkirk and The Post, and best performance in a motion picture nominees include Daniel Day-Lewis, Meryl Streep and Jessica Chastain. What could go wrong? There's no telling how the awards night might turn out, but one thing is for sure—actors and actresses know how to prepare for a role. Streep brought the house down at last year's Golden Globes as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement. Though many other presenters and winners, plus host Jimmy Fallon, brought up the political division that has been simmering in America lately, nobody did it like Streep.
We expect to see—and hear—more emotional speeches delivered by such phenomenal women including Elisabeth Moss, Claire Foy and Katherine Langford.
The Awkward Carpet
When a bunch of celebs gather under one roof, there's bound to be an awkward silence. The all-black attire Golden Globe silent protest might be on mute, but there's no denying a few women will be throwing some shade before and during the ceremony.
Georgina Chapman who has since left husband Harvey Weinstein, is a friend of McGowan’s former Charmed co-star Alyssa Milano, who she recently dragged on Twitter. Milano, who also appears with Chapman on Project Runway All Stars, was supporting the fashion designer after she left Weinstein, as a good friend does. In response, McGowan said, “You make me want to vomit. You actually gave me a body flashback. Well done, fake one.” She followed that up by saying, “Alyssa, maybe you and Georgina can call up Camille Cosby.”
What could be worse than a celebrity-friend feud? An ultimate one, especially when an all-female clique is involved.