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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

A Biblical Interpretation of Marilyn Manson's Violent Fantasies With Evan Rachel Wood

Let's take another look at Marilyn Manson's infamous Spin interview from June 2009, specifically when he says the following: "My lowest point was Christmas Day 2008, because I didn’t speak to my family. My walls were covered in scrawlings of the lyrics and cocaine bags nailed to the wall. And I did have an experience where I was struggling to deal with being alone and being forsaken and being betrayed by putting your trust in one person, and making the mistake of that being the wrong person. And that’s a mistake that everyone can relate to. I made the mistake of trying to, desperately, grasp on and save that and own it. And every time I called her that day — I called 158 times — I took a razorblade and I cut myself on my face or on my hands. I look back and it was a really stupid thing to do. This was intentional, this was a scarification, and this was like a tattoo. I wanted to show her the pain she put me through. It was like, 'I want you to physically see what you’

Marilyn Manson in the News (February 15-24, 2022) - 'Daily Mail' is a Daily Fail, Evan Rachel Wood Gets Cryptic, 'Phoenix Rising' News Update, Marilyn Manson Performs at Donda 2 Listening Party

- Daily Mail Trying To Be Different In Their Marilyn Manson Coverage (Part 1) There has been a trend over at the Daily Mail lately to stand apart from the rest of the media in their coverage of Marilyn Manson, by purchasing two usually blurry paparazzi photos at a time of Marilyn Manson and writing an "exclusive" story around it. This has been done in the past, and it continued on February 15th when they got a hold of two exclusive photos of Marilyn Manson and his wife Lindsay attending Kanye West's (Ye's) Sunday Service on Superbowl Sunday. The articles are written by Deirdre Simonds and this one bore the following misleading title: "Marilyn Manson and wife Lindsay Usich seen together for FIRST time at Kanye West's Sunday Service since his ex-fiancee Evan Rachel Wood and multiple other women accused him of sexual and psychological abuse". Now any journalist who would bother to do just a little bit of internet research before writing an article about

An Analysis of the 2019 Testimony of Evan Rachel Wood Before the California Senate Public Safety Committee

  On April 23rd, 2019 Evan Rachel Wood testified in front of the California Senate Public Safety Committee on behalf of the Phoenix Act. The goal with the Phoenix Act was to extend the statute of limitations in domestic-violence cases from three to ten years and require police to have additional training in such cases in California, and after it passed in California to extend it to all fifty states. The act was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom later that year, extending the statute of limitations from three to five years in some cases. Evan did not name her abuser. She would not name her abuser for another year and a half. In her testimony, Evan reveals the details of an abusive relationship that she's never previously disclosed; below is her full unedited testimony followed by my commentary. Commentary I will begin by saying something positive about Evan Rachel Wood. Whereas in her 2018 Congressional testimony she looked like a homeless, destitute woman making it to