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Ten Thoughts and Observations I Had Rewatching Evan Rachel Wood's "Phoenix Rising" (Part One)

When the two-part documentary Phoenix Rising aired on HBO on March 15th and 16th 2022, I saw it and immediately wrote my review of part two, having already written my review of part one when I saw its premiere at Sundance over a month earlier. I didn't have much time to process it at the time, because it has a lot of information, and with limited space to write about it in a limited time, there was only so much you could address. After watching the documentary about 3 or 4 times, I realized I could easily write a book with all I had to say. Now that some time had passed since I last saw it, I just rewatched the documentary this past week on the anniversary of its premiere, and there were things that stood out to me that I didn't either capture a year ago or didn't have enough knowledge at the time to better comprehend. I will try to summarize my thoughts and observations into a list of ten things I wanted to address, though it could easily be more than ten, choosing five t

The Relationship of Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood (Part 1: January 2007 - October 2008)

How the Relationship Began In the August issue of Elle U.K. magazine in 2007 there is an interview with 19 year old Evan Rachel Wood titled "Dark Angel" in which she explains how she met Marilyn Manson at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles in 2006; she was 18 and he was 37, married to Dita Von Teese at the time. The interview took place at the Chateau Marmont, for which reason she commented about a particular sofa there: ""I love this place and this is my favourite sofa. This is where I met Manson, both of us hiding in the corner of a party neither of us wanted to be at." In the April 2007 issue of Le Parisien , Manson explained how when he first met Evan he asked her to be in his upcoming horror film, Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll. It was to feature Evan and British teen model Lily Cole sharing the role of Alice in Wonderland. Both insist a romantic relationship between the two did not exist while Manson was married to Dita. Evan says they beca

Evan Rachel Wood's Statement After Her First Breakup With Marilyn Manson in 2008

  Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood began dating in January 2007 following his divorce with Dita Von Teese on December 29, 2006. In October 2008 they broke up, though both indicated a possibility of coming back together in the future, but cited their separation as taking place because they chose to focus on their careers away from each other. They both reportedly dated other people during their time apart.   In early November 2008 Evan issued the following two statements about her breakup with Marilyn Manson:   1. In early November 2008 People magazine featured a short article titled "Evan Rachel Wood Defends Marilyn Manson Breakup", where she responded to false claims being circulated concerning their break up, such as Marilyn Manson kicking out of his guest house Evan's brother Ira who supposedly overstayed his welcome, and for being controlling and emotionally abusive in their relationship. She explained: "Manson and I both decided to

How Marilyn Manson Got Canceled

"I think that a lot of people don't understand what Marilyn Manson is about."  - Marilyn Manson ( Rolling Stone , July 1997)   Throughout the world the name Marilyn Manson has been associated with controversy since the 1990's and evoked feelings of both fear and disgust by young and old alike. Early on in his career, especially with the release of his sophomore album Antichrist Superstar in 1996, it was common to see dozens if not hundreds of protestors outside his concert venues, fueled by rumors that evil satanic rituals were taking place during his concerts luring naive teenagers over to the dark side. In addition to this, he was accused of slaughtering puppies on stage, removing one of his ribs in order to be able to give himself oral pleasure, encouraging youth to commit suicide, removing a girlfriends eye for his own sexual pleasure, getting breast implants, cutting off his nipple, removing a toe to inject himself with heroine, and killing hospital patients, am