Q&A: Rose McGowan and B. Åkerlund Discuss the Stunning "RM486" Video

Q&A: Rose McGowan and B. Åkerlund Discuss the Stunning "RM486" Video

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When you have the pressure of Hollywood weighing on your shoulders for more than two decades, you have a few options before you break down from the pressure. Some stars choose to party and deconstruct, while others choose to deconstruct Hollywood itself and raise awareness. Rose McGowan has been choosing the latter for years. After receiving a wave of attention from an innocent tweet that plucked at the misogyny and dickery in Hollywood, McGowan isn’t backing down from empowering her sex. Her first solo music video under her own name, "RM486," is the latest effort in her fight for gender equality and challenging the definition of beauty and art.

In a collaboration with the artist collective WHOYOUARE, the former Charmed and Grindhouse star transforms herself into six different evocative iterations of her persona, both perceived and private. Styled by fashion maven and WHOYOUARE founder B. Åkerlund, who's worked with MadonnaLady GagaRihanna, and directed by the renowned film and music video director Jonas Åkerlund ("Spun," "Smack My Bitch Up," "Ray of Light"), the video shocks, but not for the sake of shocking. Instead, it sticks with you in a way that explicit art—in every meaning of the word—should.

We caught up with the female portion of the team (rightly so) to better understand the story behind all the feathers, glitter and paint. Rose McGowan and B. Åkerlund have two different messages, but share the same passion for art and doing it on purpose. Enjoy the (mildly NSFW) "RM486" video and the pair's conversation with Fuse below. Once you're through, check out Rose McGowan's personal explanations of her six vibrant, eerie looks in the video.

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