Earlier this week, Rose McGowan shared a wardrobe note for Adam Sandler’s upcoming movie about a sexy seamstress at a sweatpants factory who falls in love with a schlub of a man, probably. It asked that she wear a “black (or dark) form fitting tank that shows off cleavage (push up bras encouraged),” while “Madam Panhandler” need only put on his finest ratty t-shirt.
It would be funny, if it weren’t so emblematic of sexist Hollywood. And it got McGowan fired.
McGowan told EW that she wasn’t “trying to vilify Adam Sandler.” Rather, she just wanted to point out the “institutional stupidity and the institutional infantilization of actresses.” McGowan also said she heard from someone in the know that Sandler signed his Netflix deal “because it rhymes with Wet Chicks.” Because he’s forever 12 years old, and his favorite animal is a tufted titmouse.