After being dropped by her agent for exposing a snippet of the sexism that goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood, Rose McGowan has branched out into the area of directing in earnest with her Sundance Award-nominated short Dawn, but it looks like she isn't done with being in front of the cameras entirely just yet.
Instead, McGowan has unleashed her artistic side in an arresting pop promo named RM486 with Spun director Jonas Åkerlund and is doing things on her own terms instead of being told what to do by those around her.
Although it might be news to us that McGowan has a musical side, the 42-year-old actor admitted that she has been teasing us with various different pseudonyms for years to escape the monotony of acting, she told Nowness that:
In the last few years I’ve actually released some songs under different names, just me pranking the public. I woke up one day and realised I hated acting and that I’d always hated it.
While the alien-esque nudity in McGowan's video might seem bizarre compared to the almost naked breasts we see on the daily from the likes of Rhianna and Nikki Minaj, McGowan has explained that she wants us to look at nudity in a different way, she explained:
I also think it’s important for bodies to be represented in a non-sexual manner, especially women’s bodies.
While a lot of us find it difficult to separate nudity from sex, probably due to bodies being mostly represented in sexualized contexts, McGowan gave us an analogy from a trip to an art gallery to prove her point, she explained:
The body shaming that goes on in America is absurd. Recently at a museum there was this woman behind me looking at a nude sketch of a man and she said she’d never let her child around that, and I turned to her and said, “Oh really? Would you like your child to first see a penis when it’s erect and coming at her?” I don’t want to do this kind of thing but I feel like I have to, to stimulate change.
You can view the whole 'RM486' video for yourself below and make your own mind up about Rose McGowan's new career path for yourself: