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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

Marilyn Manson in the News (November 22-29, 2021) - Manson Nominated for Grammy, Cancel Culture Questioned, an Unfunny Comedian, Ilene Landress is Seeing Things, Metal Hammer's Feminazis, Manson and Lindsay's Belated Honeymoon

Let's take a look at some of the more interesting stories in the news in regards to Marilyn Manson, from November 22nd to November 29th.    1. Marilyn Manson Nominated for a Grammy in 2022 Though Marilyn Manson has been nominated for a Grammy four times before (in 1998, 2000, 2003, 2012), he has never won, but ten years after his last nomination, in 2022, he has a good chance of finally taking the award not just once, but twice. He has been nominated for his participation in Kanye West's (Ye) Donda album, specifically for Album of the Year and for Best Rap Song with the song "Jail". Among other controversial artists nominated are DaBaby, Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K. The main outcry from almost all the media sources was the fact that Manson was nominated despite all the accusations against him. This necessitated a response from Harvey Mason, jr., the Recording Academy President and CEO, who issued the following statement : "We won’t restrict the people who can

The Sexual Assault Allegations Against Marilyn Manson and Twiggy Ramirez in 2017

In 2017, Marilyn Manson was perhaps more visible than ever, in art, music, film, television and fashion. He also embarked on a tour in support of his acclaimed album Heaven Upside Down , which in October landed him temporarily in a wheelchair due to an accident when a stage prop fell on his leg. Setting aside the accident and other difficult situations that took place in October, the show went on, and everything seemed to be on the right track when it came to Marilyn Manson's career. Evan Rachel Wood Despite Evan Rachel Wood's revelation a year prior that she had been both abused and sexually assaulted by a former partner of hers, at this point she had not named her alleged abuser and rapist. Some speculated it to be Marilyn Manson at this point, but judgments were almost universally reserved. One person at this time that certainly knew who she was referring to was Marilyn Manson himself. From the time of their breakup in August of 2010, Manson hardly ever talked about Evan, an

What Really Happened When Marilyn Manson Visited Evan Rachel Wood on the Set of HBO's 'Mildred Pierce'

Today the Daily Beast published a news story titled "Marilyn Manson’s Treatment of Evan Rachel Wood Troubled HBO", offering us some new information about the time Marilyn Manson visited Evan Rachel Wood on the set of the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce . Unsurprisingly this was written by Cheyenne Roundtree, who previously worked for another tabloid journal the Daily Mail , and has a penchant for reporting on these kind of stories with a biased twist. And she takes the opportunity to take a hit at Manson by covering some key information released in a new book titled Tinderbox: HBO's Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers . In this book, Emmy Award-winning producer Ilene Landress, who in addition to Mildred Pierce worked on The Sopranos and Girls , is quoted saying: "I would believe every single thing Evan has said about Marilyn Manson, because we were there. He came to visit once, and I remember the vodka bottle flying out of the trailer. She would come to work in bad s