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‘Planet Terror’ is 100x More Badass in 2017 Than It Was in 2007

‘Planet Terror’ is 100x More Badass in 2017 Than It Was in 2007

Ten years later, we revisit Robert Rodriguez‘s Grindhouse film in a whole new context.

In 1997, Rose McGowan was blacklisted from auditioning for any movies produced by the Weinsteins. In 2007, she became the ultimate badass… in a Weinstein movie.

But let’s back up here for a second.

If you’ve been paying any attention to the news or social media chatter these last couple months, you’re surely aware that there’s a healing fire blazing deep within the heart of Hollywood right now. In the wake of multiple women, including Rose McGowan, coming forward with sexual abuse allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, several other prominent figures in Hollywood have also been outed as vile predators who have abused their power to prey upon women and men alike over the years – names such as Kevin Spacey and Dustin Hoffman, for starters.

But it all started with Harvey Weinstein.

Rose McGowan’s nightmarish encounter with Weinstein took place in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival in 1997, and McGowan bravely coming forward with her story has allowed others to tell their own stories. In many ways, McGowan has become the leader of this particular revolution, using her large fanbase and following on social media to champion all women to speak up and take a stand. Whereas there was fear before, now there’s a safety net. And we’re seeing real change as a result.

What does any of this have to do with Planet Terror, you ask?

Last month, Robert Rodriguez published a piece on Variety about McGowan’s story from his perspective, revealing that McGowan had told him what Weinstein had done to her way back in 2005. At the time, Rodriguez says, there wasn’t much he could do (McGowan had signed a NDA years prior, meaning she wasn’t even supposed to be telling Rodriguez her story), but that didn’t stop him from firing a shot at his longtime producer and hitting him where it really hurt: calling Weinstein out in a movie produced by… the Weinstein Company.

That movie, of course, was Grindhouse, a double feature collaboration between Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, and contributing filmakers such as Edgar Wright, Eli Roth and Rob Zombie.

Incensed at what I heard, I told Rose that she was not blacklisted from MY movies and that Harvey couldn’t tell me who to cast,” Rodriguez wrote in the aforementioned piece for Variety. “The reason was that Harvey didn’t work on my movies; I made movies all those years for Dimension and Bob Weinstein. So I explained that if I cast her in my next film, Harvey couldn’t suddenly tell me no, because my first question would be ‘Oh, really? Why can’t I cast her?’ And I was sure he would not want to tell me why.”

He continued, “I then revealed to Rose right then and there that I was about to start writing a movie with Quentin Tarantino, a double feature throwback to 70’s exploitation movies, and that if she was interested, I would write her a BAD ASS character and make her one of the leads. I wanted her to have a starring role in a big movie to take her OFF the blacklist, and the best part is that we would have Harvey’s new Weinstein Company pay for the whole damn thing.

And so McGowan accepted the deal: Rodriguez would write the most badass role imaginable for her in his new movie, and Harvey Weinstein had no choice but to finance it.

Since the Weinstein’s had a first look at any project of mine or Quentin’s, I knew they’d never let this project go to another studio,” Rodriguez explains. “Casting Rose in a leading role in my next movie felt like the right move to make at the time – to literally make [Harvey] pay.”

In Planet Terror, McGowan plays the role of Cherry Darling, a down-on-her-luck go-go dancer who loses her leg right at the start of the zombie apocalypse. In the wake of her life-altering nightmare, Cherry, in Rodriguez’s own words, “transforms into a superhero that rights wrongs, battles adversity and mows down rapists.” In a film full of badass characters, it’s Cherry who stands out from the pack, literally being outfitted with a high-powered gun as a replacement leg and rising up the ranks as one of horror’s most iconic heroines.

Revisiting the film with this newly-learned context in mind, one sequence in particular appears to have been a direct shot at Weinstein. Quentin Tarantino plays a character literally dubbed “The Rapist” in Planet Terror, and he has his sights squarely set on McGowan’s Cherry. A super sleazy rapist on a power trip, Tarantino sure seems to be playing Weinstein himself, and it’s likely no coincidence that the character eventually turns into a literal mass of disgusting goo. Infected by the film’s zombie-like virus, “the rapist” attempts to rape Cherry in his final moments on screen, but his dick gruesomely melts off and hits the floor. Cherry then points her machine gun leg directly at his crotch, blasting her would-be attacker to kingdom come.

That scene, we now know, is what Rodriguez and McGowan intended Planet Terror to be on the whole: an ass-kicking, guns-blazing attack on a vile, disgusting rapist.

Almost prophetically, it’s Cherry Darling who leads her fellow survivors out of the apocalypse and into a better, more peaceful world at the end of Planet Terror. In Rodriguez’s super entertaining homage to retro B-movies, he notes in the Variety piece, the heroic Cherry “leads the lost and weary into a land of hope,” making McGowan’s character in the film not all that different from who the actress has become in real life here in 2017. When Cherry puts on a pair of sunglasses and surveys the fiery carnage she reigned down upon the infected towards the end of Planet Terror, it’s hard not to think about McGowan herself in a similar context, standing brave and tall amid the cleansing fires raging through Hollywood at this very moment.

I’ll admit it felt really good at the time to realize we could use our art form to help Rose right a serious wrong in both how he victimized her years earlier, but also what Harvey was doing to a wonderful actress by blacklisting her and keeping her from working with filmmakers that would have wanted to work with her,” Rodriguez recalls, looking back. “At the time, it was the only thing we could do.”

Ten years ago, Harvey Weinstein paid for his actions. Literally. And that film, Planet Terror, can now be viewed as the first shot against a system that has long allowed terrible people to get away with terrible things. But not anymore, says star Rose McGowan and her real-life “Rose Army.”

Not anymore.



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COMMENTS

154 Comments
  • J Jett

    John, great article! knowing what Harvey did to Rose really does make watching this awesome movie a different experience. i freaking love PLANET TERROR and Rose was fantastic in it.

  • ChinoX813

    Cool background story but it doesn’t make the movie any less stupid.

    • Travis_Bickle

      It’s satire. It’s intentionally bad. To each there own though.

      • IWC-3PO

        It’s intentionally bad? Rodriguez must of been inspired by the makers of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation…

        • John Squires

          Intentionally “bad”? No, can’t agree with that. It’s not bad at all. Intentionally over the top and super silly, however? Absolutely.

        • Travis_Bickle

          That movie is just bad. Almost as bad as the remake.

    • Schmee

      Every movie ever needs to make 100% sense or it’s not worth making bro

  • Schmee

    Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been 10 years. Grindhouse was such an awesome effort. I wish more movies took crazy risks like Grindhouse did. Not even close to perfect but such a fun experience in the theater.

    • John Connor

      Nah, it’s perfect.

      • Schmee

        Nah, it’s good. No movie’s technically perfect.

        • John Connor

          It Follows, Blade Runner 2049, Grindhouse.
          All perfect.

  • Travis_Bickle

    I saw this at the Drive-In. I really don’t like Death Proof but I loved Planet Terror. Fuck Winstein!

  • DaddyKo

    I like planet Terror, not death proof but I know who she is because I’m a fan of Charmed.

  • DaddyKo
    • Mamet006

      One must wonder if RR created fabricated this fantasy revenge tale. What he did it all and didn’t tell her the whole point of casting her? Which is a fucked up reason to cast someone.

  • DaddyKo

    Isn’t she friends with Victor Salva tho?

    • American Atheist

      Gross.

  • JackLantern13

    Before this, she was talking up her directing skills because she directed a short on some podcast. She was incredibly egotistical and seemed like she was bordering on mental illness.

    • Forca84

      Being assaulted messed me up too for years. It never really goes away. I was age 10. Never told anyone until age 25. Been going to Therapy.

      Not sure about the ego. But some of her behavior could’ve been attributed to what she went through. I dunno. Just a thought.

      • Grimphantom

        People do change when something like that happens to them or any type that change their personalities of being sweet and innocent to a more egotistical or mean person.

        • Forca84

          Group therapy is a good tool to utilize.

      • Saturn

        Keep being strong.

  • Creepshow

    Money: the ultimate morals eraser.

    • Forca84

      Her or Weinstein?

      • Creepshow

        Everybody

        • Forca84

          Do you feel she shouldn’t have accepted the $ in a payoff?

          • Creepshow

            My comment was about the human race in general. But I will tell you one thing that kinda burns my ass in regards to Hollywood. And that is how all the non-victims knew this stuff went on for years, and chose to keep their mouths shut and turn a blind eye to protect their own asses. I can understand how the victims felt powerless. (But I’m sure there is a percentage as well, that had no problem screwing their way to the top)

          • Forca84

            I concur. Was just curious. Lots of strong reactions.

            Personally I feel she’s not an awful person for accepting a payoff at that time in her career. (She was blacklisted) It’s the least the Scumbag could’ve done.

            She certaintly wasn’t the first to be victimized either or knew about it. I don’t get why she’s getting crucified. Plenty of guilt to go around.

          • gab ger gop

            Hopefully your point of view will change in the future so that victims do not stay quiet and talk after years of trauma and PTSD.

          • Creepshow

            It has already started. And a lot of people are sweating because of it.
            K A R M A !

  • American Atheist

    Rodriguez conveniently leaves out he was dating McGowan during filming of Grindhouse. It’s annoying everyone acts like they are on some moral high ground now. Rodriguez knew Harvey was an awful human being but still worked with his brother.

    Tarantino knew all about Harvey’s sexual harassments. He had no issues with it until just recently after Harvey was exposed for being a perverted piece of shit. Tarantino is just trying to save his ass. If he actually cared he would’ve broken ties with Harvey a long time ago.

    BTW: Planet Terror kicks ass and gets better every time I watch it. I love the soundtrack.

    • Rodriguez in that Variety article does tend to come off like he is patting himself on the back a bit too hard and leaving out/spinning a few points.

      Movie does kick ass. Just watched it over Halloween, the double feature version.

  • IWC-3PO

    In a 2011 interview with The Advocate, Rose McGowan was asked about working with Victor Salva. She called him “incredibly sweet and gentle” and as far as his being a convicted child molester: “It’s not really my business”.

    • silverfishimperitrix

      I give Victor Salva a pass because he served his time and (apparently) hasn’t done it again. I wouldn’t have a drink with the guy, though.

      • IWC-3PO

        His sentence was basically a slap on the wrist for what he did and he only had to serve half of it. He’s a piece of shit and should still be prison instead of making movies.

        • John Connor

          Why can’t he do something good and of service?

          Why does he have to be pointlessly locked up to serve your punishment fetish?

          He’s not a danger to anyone as he’s wearing the scarlet letter and it’s known what he did.

          That’s all anyone can ask of his situation: that it be well known and that any children be closely observed in his presence.

          • SutterKane

            I agree but it’s hard to take Rose McGowan serious in this new victims advocate role she’s playing after reading how nonchalantly she brushed off her own work with a known child molester. It just contradicts everything she’s supposed to be about. Let’s destroy Harvey’s life for rape accusations, that for the record have never and will never be proven in court, all the while telling people it’s time to “forgive and forget” a convicted pedophile/Film director who raped a child actor on the set of his own movie.

          • John Connor

            There is no forgiving and forgetting what Salva did.
            I just don’t get off on locking someone up for the rest of their life for one incident and when they very likely can’t harm anyone again since it’s well-known what he did.

            Rose McGowan is going after her own rapist and encouraging others to speak up for themselves against their own rapists, rapists who have committed multiple assaults upon multiple victims and have gotten away with it without any punishment, accountability, and without everyone being aware of what they did (and continue doing).

          • Saying Like It Is

            Um…So why bother trying to destroy some rich producer’s life over numerous rape accusations because it will never be proven court but okay to punish a nobody for life because of a single molestation case that he was trialed and convicted for? Wow, that’s balanced.

          • MulderIsBack

            She is an extremist and an opportunist taking out the fact she slept with weinstein on everyone else. How do we know it wasnt consensual? He promised her fame. Then didnt deliver after the deed. And she got pissed off. How do we know thats not what happened?

          • John Connor

            Because there are about a hundred others it happened to and, whether it happened the way you described with Rose or not, we know how he operated which was downright rapey.
            More than likely it happened the same way to her.

          • MulderIsBack

            I dont buy the stories completely. I do believe he is a pig. I believed that before the stories. But there is something else going on here. Rose will become the very thing she is fighting against. It has become less about empowerment, and more about power.

          • The Night King

            I think it’s terrifying that there are people like you John who care more about the rights of criminals than their victims.

        • MulderIsBack

          He didnt repeat offend. He paid his debt.

      • MulderIsBack

        Yes. Someone who understand justice and redemption. Thank you.

  • Grimphantom

    Planet Terror is probably one of my fav zombie movies along with Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Living Dead remake, Dawn of the Dead remake and Day of the Dead. The atmosphere was so eerie like a true Resident Evil movie with zombies attacking and how people turned into zombie monsters that look gross.

    Also, all of the characters where very likable to Cherry, El Wray, Sheriff Hague and his brother J.T. Now i can’t say Rodriguez and McGowan are “Saints” because i can see them getting caught themselves in controversies but i won’t deny both worked on a good movie……do wish Rodriguez had done a better job with his Spy Kids movies since they are not so memorable except of having really bad CGI.

  • Mamet006

    “Remember girls, you can’t be a bad ass unless you’ve been raped.” Kind of how this reads.

    • John Squires

      If that’s what you took from this piece, well, that’s pretty disgusting. Sounds to me like some personal weirdness you’ve brought into my article, which I certainly don’t appreciate.

      • Mamet006

        Pretty disgusting? Not…..Bloody Disgusting? 😉 This culture of ‘you’ve been raped. That’s bad ass!’ is pretty disgusting for sure.

        • John Squires

          Again, if that’s what you’ve taken from this article, or from anything about this situation, that’s on you. A very bizarre and upsetting interpretation that I’m honestly disgusted to see below an article I spent a good deal of time writing. This “culture” you’re describing is one you’ve created within your own mind, and it’s one that is certainly not reflected by this article.

          • No he’s absolutely correct. The old “rape as a plot point to strength for women” is an old, hackneyed, and sh!tty narrative shortcut.

          • Mamet006

            You my friend get it.

          • Adam Levine

            Except that in this case, it was inspired by real life, so it’s not quite as hackneyed as it may have appeared at the time (which is, not coincidentally, the point of this article).

          • zero2815

            To bad that didn’t happen in the movie. She is a badass because she went from a down on her luck go go dancer who lost her leg, too kicking ass and surviving the apocalypse.

          • Mamet006

            What is to be reflected in this article then if it’s not then? I read it twice. That’s what I’m getting.

      • Otterlee

        Considering how messed up the whole situation is, I think they handled it rather gracefully. Robert did the best he could for Rose whether they were dating or not. Harvey blacklisted her(WHY would she sign an NDA?!?), this is the ultimate revenge. Made a pretty good movie too. “I looked for that jacket, for 2 weeks.” Love it. Dripping people not so much, but the interplay between the characters is great. Can’t be a badass until you’ve been raped? That’s a bit of a stretch even for the interwebs.

  • Saying Like It Is

    It seems in 2000 Dimension Films also wanted to shine the light on how women are treated in Hollywood with Scream 3.

    • John Connor

      Explain. It’s been too long since I’ve seen it.

      • Saying Like It Is

        It’s been a long time since release but SPOILER alert if there is a soul out there that somehow still hasn’t seen it.

        The plot in Scream 3 is about Sidney’s mother Maureen Prescott and why she was killed by Billy Loomis. It tells the story that before coming to Woodsboro she went to Hollywood to pursue an acting career and eventually got a part starring in 3 movies for Sunrise Studios ran by a producer John Milton who she met at one of his parties and who also raped her. She never fully recovered, left Hollywood and slept around including Billy’s father which resulted in Billy’s mom finding out and abandoning him and reason why Billy killed her in Scream 1 for revenge. There’s also a joke in Scream 3 maybe in bad taste but with Gale Weathers who is looking into the story when she meets a lady working in the studio archives that is played by Carrie Fischer. They make a princess Leia reference by saying she looks familiar to what Carrie responds “But the part got the one that slept with George Lucas”.

        Surely abuse of women in Hollywood has been happening for the longest time but it seems that Dimension Films was trying to stand up against it with Scream 3 and then again with Planet Terror.

        • John Connor

          Thank you for explaining.

  • Jack Thompson

    Why did she work with Victor Salva?

    • Saturn

      Because she’s a hypocrite.

  • It sucked then and it sucks now.

    • Cory Salvesen

      Really? I loved the movie.

    • Micah Unice

      Incorrect.

  • Darth Atheist

    The only scary thing about this is the fact that it’s now become trendy to use accusations of sexual assault (which of course, are usually years past and require no evidence save a pinky swear) as a tool/weapon.

    • Adam Levine

      Please name those that are falsely accused. So far, it seems pretty clear that most accusations coming forward since Weinstein are oozing with credibility. Louis CK admitted his guilt. Dozens of people corroborated the misconduct alleged against the likes of Spacey, Moore, and others.

      • DoopGremlin

        Lol. Lois C.K. assaulted no one.

        • Jack Derwent

          I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t like it if some soggy middle-aged guy whipped his tiny dick out in front of you and masturbated or pushed you into the bathroom.

          • MulderIsBack

            Im sure you wouldnt like being falsly accused.

          • Jack Derwent

            You ARE aware he admitted that it was all true right?

          • MulderIsBack

            Not talking about him. Talking about false accusations. No one would like to be falsley accused and it happens all the time.

          • Jack Derwent

            I don’t doubt that but I don’t see the relevance given that we are talking about people who are unquestionably guilty.

          • Adam Levine

            False accusations happen often. Actual unreported/unpenalized rapes, sexual assaults, and sexual harassment happen far more often.

          • DoopGremlin

            Hmmm? Not my argument.

        • Creepshow

          He assaulted his pecker pretty good…in front of other people. And if you weren’t lucky enough to be there in person, he would “whack one” over the phone lines for you.

          • MulderIsBack

            Jason biggs pissed on chelsea handler.

          • Alanmac

            I wouldn’t piss on Chelsea Handler if she were on fire.

          • Saturn

            Tut tut – you know as well as I that I have photographic evidence to prove otherwise……

            😉

          • MulderIsBack

            I would. She is hot.

          • Mr. Red Right Hand

            everyone pissed on chelsea handler

      • MulderIsBack

        James woods.

      • MulderIsBack

        You cant say many of the actions of some accussed are worthy of being outed. Dreyfus for example, was being alpha male. He didnt hurt anyone. He was playing the game which was okay back then. Now its not. Society values change and attitudes change and even people change.

        Weinstein tho. Fuck him.

  • John Connor

    Beautiful piece, John Squires!

  • Adrienne Santiago

    Great article! Thanks for sharing this. Rose is certainly a hero both on and off screen. Can’t wait to watch this again.

  • Brian VonDerahe

    I really appreciate this article John. Nice work…

  • SutterKane

    LOL, sure didn’t sound like Rose was in on the con when she made that “My boyfriend sold my movie to my rapist” comment.

    But way to go Robert Rodriguez, You really showed Harvey Weinstein who’s boss by putting his rape victim in a Weinstein company film and using her to add more dollars to his bank account! That’ll show him!!

    Maybe one day some kid I picked on in grade school will break into my house and leave me $10,000 on the dresser. I really need to be taught a lesson!

    • Micah Unice

      What a garbage comment.

      • SutterKane

        Thanks for the feedback!

        Either way, doesn’t change my point. Harvey is a fat rat bastard who only cares about money, so whatever point they tried to make probably didn’t even register with him, it’s just another check to cash.

        • Micah Unice

          What mattered is what it represented to Rodriguez and McGowan. It certainly registered with Harvey back then that she was given the lead, and it sure as shit is registering with him now what it meant.

    • MulderIsBack

      Im sure from memory this was always a weinstein production from the get-go.

      • Boydon

        it was not. it was produced by rodriguez’s own production company and troublemaker studios. dimension films/weinstein only handled the distribution hence the “my boyfriend sold my movie to my rapist”. distribution rights are always negotiated after the movie has been completed so it’s quite audacious for him to claim that rose was somehow in on it. either he’s suffering from early signs of dementia or he’s literally trying to portray himself as some unsung hero.

  • Demetra

    Planet Terror is an amazing film. That gun leg will forever be iconic. I also think Death Proof gets too much hate. It’s underrated.

    • American Atheist

      I like Death Proof. I think people would’ve liked it better if it played before Planet Terror. PT was pure crazy adrenaline so watching Death Proof after, with all of Tarantino’s dialogue seemed like a bore.

      • J Jett

        American Atheist, i agree 100% that DEATH PROOF should have played before PLANET TERROR. absolutely!

    • RawBeard

      I loved the concept of Death Proof but found the execution dragged out and boring. I would have much preferred a slightly quicker build up to the first major crash. However I would have one of the girls survive with a disfigurement burns to face and one arm (this would be a reveal at the end). Cut to a montage of The Driver repeating his crimes across various towns before setting his sights on the final group. The Survivor turns up in a Death Race Frankenstein Mask, teams up with the last group of girls and takes the fight to the driver.

  • Russell Reball

    Cherry Darling:
    I’m Cherry.

    Dr. Dakota Block:
    You sure are.

    • MrX13

      Oh yeah!! 😉

  • Daetrix Master Art

    Good write up. Epic real life revenge story makes this film even more dope and worth watching again!

  • jurgmandr

    I still require a sequel to Planet Terror and History of the World part 1 dammit

    • Kristoffer Groves

      Spaceballs is more or less Jews In Space, so there’s your sequel.

      • jurgmandr

        I JUST WANT HITLER ON ICE DAMMIT

  • Horrormikfl

    I love both movies, but it actually LOST money underperforming because mass audiences just didn’t get it at the time.

  • Romero Garcia

    First of all, there have only been allegations. I’m still waiting for the convictions before I make a judgement myself. Put the pitchforks away.

    • Xentrix667

      First of all, he has admitted to it.
      Secondly there have been a plethora of allegations against him all with similar modus operandi on his part.
      Thirdly, you don’t have to be convicted of anything to be guilty of it. That’s not how the world works.
      Weinstein is a terrible human being who used his power to prey on vulnerable people who wanted to be in his movies. He abused that power and is now being identified for it.
      If you steal from a hundred people, and we all know you’ve done it and tell people you have, we don’t have to press charges or have you go to court to be proven guilty or judges for it.

      • Fred Hopkins

        Good luck proving anything. As long as he did these things alone with no witnesses it’s all he said she said.

        • Xentrix667

          It’s all he said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said.
          Oh, plus he pretty much admitted it and checked himself into a clinic to help with his issues…

      • Kristoffer Groves

        I’m pretty sure Weinstein is guilty, but we should still convict people in a court of law if we want to punish them.

  • MulderIsBack

    So…she stars in a movie produced by her rapist, rewarding him with money from the proceeds? Odd.

    • Alanmac

      My thoughts as well. She’s allegedly raped by this fat P.O.S. but then agrees to star in a new movie he’s producing? Wow. The pink pussy hat crowd should really be excited about this. And as for Rodriguez acting like he’s taking some sort of stand against Weinstein by demanding that his rape victim be allowed to star in his movie? That’s pretty fucking pathetic. Why would anyone WANT to work with such a pig? Way to be a big guy Robert. “Hey I think you’re a piece of shit for raping this girl, but can you please pay for my new movie with her in it so we can make millions of dollars for you?” Pfffff

    • Boydon

      well rodriguez left out one crucial detail from his account where he clearly tries to paint himself as a hero: rose had no idea this movie would be sold off to her rapist when she signed on, so all this talk about how they planned taking on weinstein together is a blatant lie. rose herself tweeted a few years back about her rape and how her boyfriend at the time (rodriguez) sold off distribution rights to her rapist knowing full well what had happened to her and ignoring it anyway and how betrayed she felt after that.

  • FeministFriendly

    “a healing fire blazing deep…”
    I’ll believe it when I see it.

    But hollywood is filled with actors.
    Acting is the trade of realistically pretending.
    And actors are more then likely narcissistic types who need attention.

    How did they all suddenly become so concerned now?
    So many.

    They weren’t concerned yesterday?
    Will they still be concerned tomorrow?

    How would we know if they had fixed the problem tomorrow,
    if they were perfectly capable of not mentioning it yesterday?

    Its not like anybody ever did or does approve of sexual harassment or exploitation.
    But if you dont mention it, until suddenly everybody mentions it, then nobody can do anything about it.

    This was all on their watch among hollywood types.
    Nobody else was, is or will be privy to what they’re doing among themselves.

    • FeministFriendly

      My idea is more diversity at the executive levels.
      So there are diverse people to keep an eye on each other instead of an insular group of exclusive power at the top who can get away with what they want and cover each others axxes for it.

      • Saturn

        More diversity – more of a diverse range of people to abuse their position. Having “tick this box” in control won’t change a damn thing, you’re a fool if you think it will.

      • Kristoffer Groves

        Good idea. Instead of the industry being run by a bunch of white male sociopaths & narcissists, it should be run by a diverse coalition of white/black/asian/latin/arab/male/female/trans/gay/straight/bi/little people sociopaths & narcissists.

  • tyler

    Loved this film when it came out. Now it is nothing but depressing – and not in a good way. It’s just a reminder to how beautiful and how great Rose McGowan was before, you know, she decided to try to make her self look like Joan Rivers (no disrespect to Joan). I know – the whole “I was in a car wreck and glasses impaled my face” story – yeah…. right. Guaranteed she would still be making movies today and not being a man-hating, bitter, angry feminist if SHE wouldn’t have screwed her face up beyond repair. What producer in their right mind could cast her in any film today with her face looking the way it does? Maybe in the next remake or continuation of Hills Have Eyes? So sad because she was beyond beautiful!

    • Fred Hopkins

      I find it strange that you think Rose is beautiful but when I see her I view a cracked out whore ever since I first saw her on that stupid witch show. Guess who was closer to being correct.

      • john

        Worked with Rose multiple times. The answer is….

        Not you.

        • Fred Hopkins

          Then you know her cocaine addiction very well.

          • john

            “Then you know here cocaine addiction very well.”

            This doesn’t make any sense.

            But your lack of actual insight into Rose as a person is noted.

          • Fred Hopkins

            I fixed it. Typo. My meaning is you don’t know her as well as you think and again which proves my cracked out whore post. She is addicted to cocaine and looks like a whore. I don’t need to know her as a person.

          • john

            “I don’t need to know her as a person.”

            Wrong. You’re a nobody who knows nothing. As such, your labels are worthless.

            You’re weird, desperate attempts to judge and label someone you don’t know are rejected. You are not equipped with the appropriate experiences or information to make a judgement.

            Accept it.

          • Fred Hopkins

            I don’t need to know somebody to know they are a cocaine addict. Read news much? She slept her way into movie rolls. Public knowledge. Keep trying to defend but you lose.

          • john

            I get it.

            You’re desperate to pretend you’re an insider and have your “knowledge” (aka junk you read or made up) accepted as fact but… nah… It’s not.

            Kinda odd you’re so intent on your outside baseball judgements being accepted as fact.

      • MrX13

        Well she was hot and beautiful 10 yrs ago. Now…um not no more. That shaved head doesn’t look good on her and her face looks odd

      • tyler

        What are we…12? If you need reassurance that you are correct – I really don’t care. Here it goes: Ohhhh Fred Hopkins! You are so right! Wish I would have listened to you years ago about who is beautiful and who isn’t! Can you help me now? Is it Ok to think that Whoopi Goldberg is sexy? Or not? I’ll hold my opinion till you give me yours.

        • Fred Hopkins

          It doesn’t matter to me if you think Whoopi is sexy. This is not about her and anyway she doesn’t look like a whore but she may well be. The original post is about Rose’s beauty and sadly she is nothing but. Seen her picture lately?

          • tyler

            Damn it! I guess I will have to hold my opinion on Whoopi until Bloody Disgusting does an article on her one day! Hopefully, at that time, you will comment your opinion and let me know if I am allowed to think she is sexy or not. Until then… I will have no opinion!
            Bloody Disgusting – Can we please get an article sooner than later on Whoopi Goldberg so Fred Hopkins can approve the rest of us to think whether she is sexy or not?

      • Kristoffer Groves

        Tyler said she *used to* be beautiful, and i agree. Long ago, she was fine af, but she destroyed herself with unnecessary cosmetic surgery.

        • gjk2012 .

          Kristoffer Groves From what I heard it was because she was in a car crash. Cant blame her for that and probably wasn’t unnecessary. You can blame the surgeon.

          • Kristoffer Groves

            Possibly, but i tend not to believe those types of stories. I just assume all actors are insane narcissists who enjoy unnecessary surgery.

  • gjk2012 .

    I’m guessing Weinstein is one of the reasons why she became a feminazi and became upset over the pedo Bryan Singer’s X-Men Apocalypse billboard. Hollywood is filled with judgemental, hypocrite, rapists, pedos, and narcissists who just want attention. People should have known this already a long time ago. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them are satanist idiots.

    • oh_riginal

      Speaking of Bryan Singer, I’m surprised he hasn’t been outed by anyone yet. Rumors have been rampant for years.

      • gjk2012 .

        People have been speaking about him and no one is listening. There is a documentary on youtube that mentions him and it’s sickening.

  • Graham

    I’ve never actually seen Planet Terror but this has inspired me to give it a watch soon!

  • Jon Lavia

    I really enjoy this movie and McGowan really does carry it.

    • umaneo

      Agreed!!!

    • gabriel

      Too bad she’s a feminist freak now who gets offended by a xmen billboard

      • john

        Too bad you get offended by a woman standing up for herself.

      • Nahuel Benvenuto

        that thing with the xmen billboard was such bullshit

  • MrX13

    Freakin love Grindhouse!! Saw it in the theaters for my 30th Birthday and it was badass! I loved that part with Tarantino hitting up on Rose and then melting apart, f**king gross…hahaha.

    Plus I love what Wright, Zombie and Roth did with their “trailers” in between the two movies. It was perfect!

    • gabriel

      Me too. It’s too bad that Rose looks like Billy the puppet from Dead Silence now lol

      • MrX13

        HAHAHA!! That’s too funny! But yeah she looks horrible

  • Seal Clubber

    Great piece of writing !!

  • oh_riginal

    Wow, I loved this movie in 2007, with the dozen or so people who showed up for the opening night late show.

    This new context makes me want to revisit it ASAP! Other than the Tarantino, Cherry also dealt with the strip club owner’s behavior. I wonder if there was any Weinstein influence there as well.

  • Maxime C

    Yas Queeeen!
    I’m gonna watch it again tonight with a whole new vision.

    Great article.

  • Bloodspatta

    Wow. This adds such a new and very powerful dimension to the movie. Thanks for bringing this to light.

  • zombie84_41

    Shes a dope actress

  • Schwifty

    No offense, but PLANET TERROR was also the movie where Rose McGowan broke up Rodriguez’s marriage — even worse, his wife was the producer and had to continue doing her job after the truth came out. Then, Rodriguez, who was openly dating McGowan at that point, tried to get a BARBARELLA movie off the ground with McGowan as the title character and no studio wanted anything to do with it. I feel for her situation, but let’s not omit the facts.

    • Gregg K

      I believe it was RED SONJA that he was working overtime to make with her.

    • Evan3

      WTF? Rodriguez broke up his own marriage. Why in the world are you blaming her? She didn’t make any sacred vows to Rodriguez’s (ex-)wife.

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    huh?

  • kev899

    she’s a bald has been now preaching about feminism.

  • Evan3

    Odd for John to call out old, irrelevant actors such as Hoffman and Spacey but not someone relevant such as, say, the Affleck brothers or Joss Whedon?

    So far the punishment seems pretty inconsistent. Clearly, it seems to be the end of the road for people like Louis CK, Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein. But Hoffman’s recent Netflix movie didn’t get pulled. Joss Whedon’s head man over at DC (that may secretly be a punishment). Casey Affleck won an Oscar. Roman Polanski is still revered.

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