Dawn by Rose McGowan


Rose McGowan's short film Dawn was first screened at the Sundance Film Festival this January. It is now available online and you should watch it. If you have a daughter or a sister, you should make them watch it too. 

McGowan recently discussed  "institutional stupidity and institutional infantilization of actresses" in this interview after she posted this on Twitter: 


High five to Rose McGowan, we need more female voices like her. And from now on, I will only refer to Adam Sandler as Madam Panhandler.

The following is a post on YouTube by McGowan about her short film, Dawn:

Dear viewer,

Dawn is a cautionary tale. We hurt girls with casual negligence. We change the course of lives with a stereotypical view shared thoughtlessly. We shape the minds of the innocent. Let's think different and be better.

My inspirations were varied - I wanted the color palette of The Parent Trap (1961) the loneliness of an Edward Hopper painting, the driving tension of Night of the Hunter mixed with Hemingway's unsparing style of editing. These greats are my teachers. I layered a lot into Dawn and feel it's best watched twice.


Please enjoy for free and pass it on. THOUGHT+ART = FREEDOM

"Women and the way they look at each other and feel about themselves are at the core of my work. The 1960s were a turbulent time for women, and I wanted to study that and express it through Dawn." Rose McGowan