Rose McGowan who wore a transparent dress for the 1998 MTV Video Music awards has opened up on the topic as to why she chose to wear the dress at first. Apparently, she had spoken about the same retrospective about what went wrong in her life in the previous years, she once again chose to be crystal clear on her choice of dress.
She mentioned the whole phase as hard while talking to one of the news outlets and said, “I hadn’t really ever dealt with global media shaming. But it prepared me for later on it happening to me a whole bunch. It was also like, ‘Sorry you’re square and I’m not bummer.” She also reiterated that she herself didn’t know why she had done that and of which, she had even questioned herself. “I’ve had to look at that. You know, when you do stuff sometimes on instinct and in a mood, like when a mood overtakes you on, you analyze what it was that brought you to that mood or that choice. So, I’ve certainly had a lot of time to analyze and I’m looking at the timeline. But I completely understand why I did what I did,” McGowan added.
She recalled that it was her first public appearance after being sexually assaulted and traumatized and reiterated, “I just felt like, ‘Oh Hollywood, would you want a body just that you can use and throw away? Then I’ve got one for you! It was like at the end of ‘Gladiator’ when he [Russell Crowe’s character] comes out and he’s like, ‘Are you not entertained?’ And if you look at me, I did it with power.”
However, McGowan exclaimed that she herself doesn’t like much of those Red Carpets and considered herself as not a big fan of it. “You have these big men, a hundred of them yelling at the top of their voice trying to get you to look at them, but your body doesn’t understand why it’s being screamed at and aggressed on. … I’m like, ‘I feel like I’m being shot with guns right now,” she added.