Citizen Rose (E! 2018, Rose McGowan, Whoopi Goldberg)

Artist/activist Rose McGowan has gone from a world where she was maligned, discounted and disbelieved into one where women are using their voices to call out abuses of power.

E!’s limited series “CITIZEN ROSE” returns for a three-part special beginning Thursday, May 17 at 10pm ET/PT and picks up where the two-hour documentary left off, with McGowan set to launch her now New York Times bestselling think piece BRAVE into a world in which she is at the center of a massive social and cultural change.

Viewers get unfiltered access as Rose laughs, cries, and fights to survive in a world where she finds it hard to know who she can trust. Rose learns how to be an activist whose activism is based on trauma as she navigates an extraordinarily unusual life path. We see, in almost-real time, as she deals with the emotional toll of having to constantly revisit her painful past, all the while launching a book that is one of her proudest achievements.

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Rose takes her social movement, #rosearmy, global to Berlin, Paris and Rome with friends like fellow survivor, Asia Argento. With the pressure on her at an all-time high, and a confrontation during a book signing, Rose reaches her breaking point and comes face-to-face with a lifetime’s worth of trauma that she’s never dealt with. With Hollywood behind her, Rose journeys to the beautiful place where she grew up as part of the Children of God cult and must find the courage to face the darkness of her past in order to smile brightly at her future.

production details
USA / E! – Bunim-Murray Productions / 1×120 minutes and 3×30 minutes / 2018

Executive Producers: Andrea Metz, Farnaz Farjam Chazan, Gil Goldschein, Jonathan Murray, Rose McGowan

Joy Behar as Herself
Whoopi Goldberg as Herself
Trevor Noah as Himself
Stephen Colbert as Himself
Rose McGowan as Herself

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1. Citizen Rose | Airdate: 30 January 2018
Rose McGowan’s life is laid bare as viewers learn how she went from a cult in Italy to the cult of Hollywood to becoming a symbol of an international movement against sexual harassment.

2. Brave | Airdate: 17 May 2018
Rose starts a promotional tour for her book, “Brave,” but finds years of built up trauma resurfacing as the media focuses on the details of her assault instead of the message of her book.

3. Trauma | Airdate: 24 May 2018
Rose cancels her book tour to attend trauma therapy. Later, she finds out her house has sold and she must pack up and leave Los Angeles behind.

4 – Episode 4 | Airdate: 31 May 2018
Rose and her aunt Rory have an emotional reunion with Rose’s sister in Paris before heading to Italy to meet up with Asia Argento and participate in an International Women’s March. Later, Rose revisits the area where her father ran a chapter of the Children of God cult.

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.