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Coolest Fricking TV Show Ever? WOMEN IN CHAINS! - directed by Robert Rodriguez... starring Rose McGowan?!?!?!

Hey folks, Harry here... in Coaxial. I'm not over here much. Usually it's Herc's domain - but from time to time there's a show that gets me excited. This time... it's not a show, not quite yet. You see - today - Execs across the various network and cable outlets are ripping into one of their most anticipated spec show packages they've had in quite some time. It's a project that was conceived and written by Josh Miller and his writing partner M.A. Fortin. Now I can't find out anything about M.A. Fortin - but Josh Miller - I know him. He's the son of Jason "EXORCIST" Miller and Sue "FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL" Bernard. He was also that awesome kid in NEAR DARK. Well, as I heard it - these two decided to head out into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights to conceive and write a Television Show that left a mark... reddish and slightly raised at that. They conceived a show with Sadistic Guards, Cafeteria Hosedowns, Mud Wrestling, Violent Vendettas - a women in prison exploitation show called WOMEN IN CHAINS! Yes, with a fucking exclamation - because that's what this show is... an exclamation. Now here's the astonishing part... Signed on board to produce and direct is none other than Robert Rodriguez! And the pitch perfect for this project ROSE McGOWAN will be starring as one of the 5 main femmes in chains! From what I've heard - the Networks are hunting the show - with Robert and Rose's involvement - they're wanting to take the leap - but I have to say... I've looked at some of this project and while I'm sure in the age of NIP/TUCK - we have the Networks pushing what is showing on Broadcast Television.... I have to say - I'm praying to the big Satellite in the sky - that HBO picks this sucker up. This is classic Exploitation material - kicked up several notches and man... It'd be bliss on HBO. At the same time - I'd be amazed to tune in to just see what the show would get away with on the Networks. I just know this show would own BAD GIRLS! From what I'm hearing - we'll probably hear about the project putting down an anchor somewhere soon this week - but I just felt you folks should hear about it first!

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  • May 27, 2008, 3:57 a.m. CST


    by cyberelf420

    Sounds like fun. I still would have liked to see their version of Barbarella.

  • May 27, 2008, 3:59 a.m. CST

    So this isn't that Women In Prison remake

    by Pancho Straight

    So this isnt that Women In Prison remake that Fox was planning as a Prison Break spin-off? Someone took that idea and ran with it>

  • May 27, 2008, 4:01 a.m. CST

    great but please put out the Roadracers DVD

    by Buck Swoop

    been waiting 14 years!

  • May 27, 2008, 4:01 a.m. CST

    I like women in dog collars

    by Napoleon Park

    with leashes. did I just type that out loud?

  • May 27, 2008, 4:24 a.m. CST

    The Battle Of The Network Kraken...?

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Another women's prison show? Well let them battle it out in the ring of death I say.

  • May 27, 2008, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Sounds good

    by photoboy

    But it definitely has to go to a network where bras and panties don't need to be worn...

  • May 27, 2008, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Rose McGowan in chains

    by CuervoJones

    I´D BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR. I´m hot already.

  • May 27, 2008, 5:01 a.m. CST

    I am so there...

    by RedwingsHoolihan

    and I'm buying the box set!

  • May 27, 2008, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Has it ever really panned out...

    by TCSailor

    ...when directors get so wrapped up in their scuzzy girlfriends that they cast them in every movie they make? And seriously, she is so skank I want to get a shot of pennicillin every time I see a picture of her. Ugh.

  • May 27, 2008, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Prisoner: Cell Block H ran for almost 700 episodes

    by palewook

    Aussies already did this. Showtime might do it right. HBO would just make oz lite. And other American channel will just make some prison break copy cat version.

  • May 27, 2008, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Bad girls...a drama? set in a womens prison?

    by emeraldboy

    hmmm.. where have i heard that one..before. oh yeah..bad girls was a long running tv show in the UK. about a group of female prisoners in really tough prison in the UK. In the beginning, it worked well because the governor, a man was duplicitous, murdering snake. and he was having an affair with the female prisoner who ran the jail and put the fear of god into everyone. that gave the show a dramatic tension. It ran out of steam in the end.

  • May 27, 2008, 5:54 a.m. CST

    by ScaryWaitress

  • May 27, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST


    by brokentusk

    Rodriguez is still making BARBARELLA. Just because he's apparently producing this project doesn't mean he's shutting down production on the film.

  • May 27, 2008, 6:05 a.m. CST

    I'm there with bells on...I do hope that Rose...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...has both her legs this time though...

  • May 27, 2008, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Rose McGowen as Dorothy Gale?

    by smiler2

    Return to Oz.

  • May 27, 2008, 7:02 a.m. CST

    we need a THANKSGIVING movie dammit!!

    by Mike_D

    make it happen Eli!!

  • May 27, 2008, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Rodriguez abandoned his family

    by merricks14yearoldson

    He left his family for hot snatch Rose . Who can blame him?

  • May 27, 2008, 7:20 a.m. CST

    If Katy Karrenbauer isn't in this, I'm not interested.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Nah, just kidding. I'm not interested anyway (Even if I love everything Rodriguez does, inlcuding his kids movies!)

  • May 27, 2008, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Sounds Insipid, Silly and Self Indulgent

    by cowboyone

    Not a fan of the idea. Can McGowan get work w/out her BF Rodriguez attached?

  • May 27, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    As An Austinite...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... I originally thought that, despite a bunch of shit movies, Robert Rodriguez's career had, on balance, been a good thing. Re-thinking now.

  • May 27, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    jealous much?

    by omarthesnake

    Yeah, guys, I know it's totally unfair that you haven't been able to lure Rose McGowan down into your parents' basement to play her your mix tape, but really, quit pretending she only gets work because she's dating Rodriguez. Last i checked, she has like 33 film credits, only two of which can be attributed to Rodriguez. sheesh.

  • May 27, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    wasn't this what was playing on the tv

    by lizzurdking

    at the military base in planet terror? Right before Tarantino goes to get his dick wet....

  • May 27, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Gimme a break

    by RetroActive

    Grindhouse was a this. Plus, this idiot is dumb enough to put the marginally talented Rose McGowan in this? I know he left his wife & five kids for her, but this whole project just wreaks of stupid. A major eye roll should accompany this report.

  • May 27, 2008, 7:39 a.m. CST

    The Near Dark Kid

    by kwisatzhaderach

    is Father Karras's son???? Never knew that. Cool.

  • May 27, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Where's PREACHER?

    by Elemeno Pee

  • May 27, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST


    by Elemeno Pee

    Will someone please make that?

  • May 27, 2008, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Josh Miller was also very creepy in River's Edge

    by Lance Rocke

    as Keanu's lil' brother.

  • May 27, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST

    He was Homer?

    by Yeti

    Guess not all child stars don't turn into train wrecks.<P> Will they use the tears for Fears song? Somehow it dosen't seem to fit...

  • May 27, 2008, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Rose McGowan is a homewrecker

    by deSambor

    why cant she wreck my home? prrrrrr

  • May 27, 2008, 8:22 a.m. CST

    What about Cinemax?

    by Nice Marmot

    Any original series on that network? It would be perfect for them. It should have Carmella Bing in it, too.

  • May 27, 2008, 8:25 a.m. CST

    "He left his family. . . Who can blame him?"

    by Fount of Useless Info

    Let's see...his wife, his kids, his wife's lawyer, most of her family, possibly some of his family, and Marilyn Manson.

  • May 27, 2008, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Sounds stupid

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    And that's that!

  • May 27, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST

    I'd be more excited if...

    by The Funketeer

    he hadn't turned out to be a douche bag who left his wife, producing partner, and mother of his 4(?) children for his C list leading lady. He's becoming a cliche as both a director and a human being.

  • May 27, 2008, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Rose McGowan as Barba-hahahaha-rella

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    I always figured she would just disappear until they need her for the "Charmed" reunion movie in 2019. Now that she's got that Rodriguez money and everything.

  • May 27, 2008, 8:38 a.m. CST

    I think I met Rose McGowan once

    by chrth

    I was working in Boston at the time (this was over a decade ago), and a woman who looked remarkably like her came into Doubleday. I'd only seen her in Scream, though, so I only knew her as a blonde, and the customer had black hair. A couple weeks later I see Rose on a magazine cover with black hair and I'm all like D'oh! Don't know if it was her, but if it was, she at least seemed nice.

  • May 27, 2008, 8:38 a.m. CST


    by memflix

    what impact does this have on the remake?

  • May 27, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Rollo Tomassi

    by Rollo Tomassi

    Only Robert Rodriguez could make a women in prison exploitation show and not be considered slumming. I hate him.

  • May 27, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Will this go the way of Sin City 2 and Machette....

    by Stuntcock Mike

    and never get made?

  • May 27, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Too bad it'll be the post-botox McGowan

    by Osmosis Jones

  • May 27, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    wow i'm behind the times

    by Bouncy X

    i had no clue robert and was dating her. he seemed like such a hardcore family man, i'm surprised. so how come he never left his wife for salma hayek? i mean they made how many movies together? rose is pretty, i dont deny that but salma is much tastier. and i'm not just saying that because i recently watched 5 copies of her sing and "dance" dressed as a sexy nurse.

  • May 27, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Hmm, I'll give it a try, but...

    by Blade_Runner

    Coolest show ever? That a tall order.

  • May 27, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Not going to happen

    by Mo_Green

    No network is picking this show up. I know some of you exploitation lovers on here think that shit as much as you do but the fact is, most people aren't into the exploitation thing. Check the box office gross for Grindhouse. It's funny that someone wrote a pilot like this and maybe kind of amusing that they got a couple of famous names to actually produce the pilot but there's no way in hell this gets picked up. Can everyone please grow up and get the fuck over this exploitation film phase? We get it...the movies are bad. Ha ha.

  • May 27, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Only FX or a movie channel could do it right.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Everything else would family it down.

  • May 27, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Go, Go HBO!

    by fiester

    Lots of shameless exploitation and nudity, please. Save your friggin' network.<p> That being said, it seems the creatives at HBO are a bunch of latte-drinking pillow-biters who would shriek and run screaming at the sight of a vagina.

  • May 27, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Title The Prisonbreak Monologues

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Never know.

  • May 27, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Sid Haig as warden.

    by EvilWizardGlick


  • May 27, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Raymond Burr was a butt pirate.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    New biography says so.

  • May 27, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Too gimicky

    by DeadPanWalking

    This should further ignite the fire of desire for this type of fare started by the blockbuster run of Black Snake Moan? Uh ... right. Look, there's really no big demand for this type of thing outside of fanboy masturbation. Maybe it would work for a one-off HBO Late Night special, but don't hold your breath that they'll pick this up.

  • May 27, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Anything with Fugly McGowan as the lead will FLOP

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    There's a reason her projects flop. That untalented, unattractive chick couldn't BUY a hit. But hey, if putting her on HBO (which i dont have) keeps her "Barbarella" out of theaters, I'm al for it.

  • May 27, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Secondhand Rose

    by NomeKing

    Take one hottie who has had her face badly remade because of cultic insecurities. She's unrecognizable and done, like Meg Ryan. Mix that with a fan filmmaker of no importance who left his wife who kept him on track for a decade. Add a show that sounds retarded. You get this. No matter how fatboy pimps it it still smells like ass.

  • May 27, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Meg Ryan?

    by Blade_Runner

    who the hell is Meg Ryan? Oh wait, she used to be an actress or something, right?

  • May 27, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by AL bino

    This series would rule on Skinemax. Bookend it with Hotel Erotica and Hot Springs Hotel: The Return. Oh, and maybe bring back Sherman Oaks just for the hell of it.

  • May 27, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Maybe he cracked after he was repeatly

    by emeraldboy

    mocked about the fact that he co wrote skank girl and tuna boy was written by his son.

  • May 27, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST

    How will history record these movies...

    by tvspace

    ... that are made because the director is screwing the actress/actor?! Not that this is a new story, but these movies deserve a "What the hell are you thinking?!" cry from the industry. Robert is a "one hit wonder" who is finally getting old enough where people will stop thinking he's cool. As for McGowan... whatever. Talk about an actress who's had more hands up her dress than the muppets.

  • May 27, 2008, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Will it win a CAMIE?

    by EvilWizardGlick <p>Once again honoring the virtues of character, integrity and inspirational themes in contemporary films, the 2008 CAMIE AWARDS will be presented at a gala star-studded ceremony on Saturday , May 3 at 8 p.m . at the beautiful, 1,900 seat Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills . The theatre is located at 8440 Wilshire Blvd . <p>Most of the confirmed presenters at this year's ceremony are previous CAMIE AWARD recipients: Ed Asner (“The Christmas Card”), Peter Jason (“The Christmas Card”), Olivia Hussey (“Mother Teresa”), Cary Elwes (“Pope John Paul II”), Dominic Scott Kay (“Charlotte's Web”), John Newton (“The Christmas Card”), Logan Bartholomew (“Love's Long Journey”) and pending scheduling, Jon Voight (“Pope John Paul II”) and Jeff Hephner (“The Water is Wide”), plus others. In addition, Ken Howard will be attending the show as a guest presenter. The CAMIE AWARDS ceremony will include musical performances by best selling pop instrumental pianist Jim Brickman, R&B music legends Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. and Clint Holmes, one of the most popular entertainers in Las Vegas .

  • May 27, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Hollywood's Decency Epidemic

    by EvilWizardGlick <p>Look around. America is in the throes of a raging decency epidemic. On American Idol, TV’s perennial ratings champ, even the edgiest contestants are a temporary-tattoo-removal away from blending in at an Osmond Family reunion. Reigning Disney Channel poppet Miley Cyrus oozes 100-proof adorableness so relentlessly that one suspects she actually has tiny little paws instead of hands and feet. The casts of tween favorites like Zoey 101 and High School Musical are so wholesome they make those hoodlums from Saved by the Bell look like extras in a Scorsese film. Of the 20 movies that got the widest circulation in 2007, only two were rated R. From 2005 to 2007, during the traditional summer movie season—the first weekend of May through Labor Day—only 40 R-rated movies and zero NC-17 movies opened up in 500 or more theaters. According to the box office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations, this represents just 29 percent of movies in wide release. In September 2006, Fox established a stand-alone division called Fox Faith to distribute movies with strong Christian themes. It also partnered with Walden Media—the production company created by billionaire Phillip Anschutz that has developed such hits as Charlotte’s Web, Bridge to Terabithia, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe—with the aim of producing a half-dozen family-friendly movies a year.

  • May 27, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    When Chick Flicks Get Knocked Up

    by EvilWizardGlick <p>But are the new fertility film stars actually feminists? The heroines of this year's conception flicks (Smart People, Baby Mama, and Then She Found Me, as well as recent hits Juno, Knocked Up, and the brilliant-but-forgotten Happy Endings) mostly procreated with someone of questionable character: Their stunted inseminators include a childlike ex-husband, a curmudgeonly near stranger, and the trashy boyfriend of a wacky gestational mother. Every one of these embryo pics presents itself as a comedy, but their real themes are dark as pitch. For female viewers of late—or, as they say in the medical profession, "senile"—fertility age, the dilemma of conception is often the first true sign of mortality, decrepitude, and gender inequity. Funny? Not so much. Fertility films' inbuilt conflicts are considerably more pungent than their younger chick flick selves. In each film, there are bawling infants born into inconvenient, unhappy unions or to women alone, recovering from awful relationships. In Baby Mama, Tina Fey hires a low-rent surrogate to beget for her. In Smart People, Sarah Jessica Parker plays an accomplished "high strung" doctor who despite being in her early 30s is so eager for offspring that she keeps the baby of her socially inept, older erstwhile boyfriend. The deliriously amusing, not-yet-released Hamlet 2 is a pleasurable anomaly in the midst, as it alone doesn't feature a woman who for her ambition was cursed with solitude or barrenness, but rather comedian Steven Coogan at a fertility center for "shooting blanks."

  • May 27, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    aaaand cancelled.

    by clone-o-mat

    for the same reason Gridnhouse flopped. General audiences don't get it and what's more, they don't want to get it. The only way a show like this can exist (assuming the tone is the way Harry describes it) is if it's REALLY cheap to produce. But with Rodriguez and McGowen attached, it won't be. Sorry kids. But we've got another season of Grey's on the way. How would that be?

  • May 27, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    DevilCat, I'm not abreast of gay news

    by EvilWizardGlick

    I don't listen to Stern either.

  • May 27, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    clone-o-mat, Read the CAMIE links

    by EvilWizardGlick

    I'm not disagreeing with the dumbed down audience. C. M. Kornbluth pointed out a number of times that stupid people breed faster than smart ones. <p> That could be where Idiocracy had it's base. <p> I do see a sanitizing of modern media. No R's but pg13. Little nudity and "artsy" sex. <p> This frightening trend never sees any commentary.

  • May 27, 2008, noon CST

    If I want porn, I'll watch porn

    by V'Shael

    but there's nothing except titilation in this. Nothing for me to get excited about. Fascination with titilation is what kept Baywatch on the air for years... <p> Fucking hell Harry, either give us something to show us why we should be excited about this show, or go bust a nut with the missus.

  • May 27, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't HBO to do this.

    by BrandonGK

    Aren't they all ready planning to a Bad Girls remake with Alan Ball? I seriously doubt they would do two women in prison shows at the same time.

  • May 27, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

    The Feminist Inside Me...

    by egg86

    is dying. This sounds like porn that someone's trying to pass off as legitimate entertainment. Ew.

  • May 27, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Can't see HBO doing this

    by exie

    HBO just hired Frank Rich from the NY Times as one of their consultants/execs for HBO TV. They are trying to raise the bar again. In one way that means a return to smart TV, but at the same token I think it puts restrictions on anything "cool". This is too B movie for HBO. Maybe Showtime, although it probably lands on FX or something like that if it's actually picked up past the pilot stage. I agree with the people who think Robert is going down a bad path for the rest of his career. He does not have one classic movie to his credit. One shining example when everything worked. Don't give me Sin City either. While it was interesting and an achievement, it's hardly a great movie. Robert is an outsider and while that is admirable, I also don't think the news that he's attached to anything these days should be too exciting. We've seen enough of his work to know what his limitations are. Quentin blew him off the screen with Death Proof. Grindhouse was such a lopsided pairing and only further illustrated the different between a great director/writer and one who understands technology but not telling compelling stories.

  • May 27, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Fox Force Five... In Prison!

    by Teddy Artery

    On Fox!!!

  • May 27, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    If it's not on HBO, Cinemax or Showtime...

    by Frat Boy

    Then fuck it. That's all I need, a tv show that gives me blue balls.

  • May 27, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Rose McGowan is so hot...

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    that I'm afraid I'll have a wet dream some night and drown in my sleep. I give a shit what any of you say, for me, Rose McGowan is the perfect woman.

  • May 27, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST

    typical of Hollywood group think

    by oisin5199

    There are only so many ideas at once in Hollywood. This is now the 3rd 'women in prison' show to be pitched this year. Really, do we need 3 shows about women in prison? Or even one?

  • May 27, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Sid Haig as warden

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    Yeah, I'd be down for that.

  • May 27, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Why the hell would HBO make this...

    by vertigo93

    ...when they already have Bad Girls commissioned to at least a pilot? The whole reason this has come up is because the networks have seen HBO pick up Bad Girls! In other news, please, Rodriguez (and Tarantino), PLEASE stop wanking over 70's shit and trying to recapture it. Do something fucking original already, you one trick ponies. We get it - you loved sneaking into shitty explotation movies when you were kids, but why in holy fuck's name do you, talanted directors both, insist on pissing your talent up the wall by making new shitty explotation movies. Did no-one look at the box office for Grindhouse? NO-ONE CARES!!

  • May 27, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Sounds like lots of fun!

    by SmokeFilledTavern

    I'm amazed there's not more stuff like this on the air already.

  • May 27, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Cruel_Kingdom, have you SEEN Rose lately?

    by tylerzero


  • May 27, 2008, 2:57 p.m. CST

    LOL isn't this idea from Planet Terror?

    by cookiemunstahh

    I remember that in that underground place just before Quentin's "dick melted" they showed that little control room where goons were watching TV and the ad/commercial was for Women In Chains was it not?

  • May 27, 2008, 3:09 p.m. CST

    I saw Planet Terror last night. It was unwatchable.

    by Cotton McKnight

    I saw most of Grindhouse last night on Starz, and man, I can see why people walked out after Planet Terror was over. That movie SUCKED. Everything else about it was cool.. the coming attractions, Death Proof.. I still laugh at "Thanksgiving".

  • May 27, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    how could you not be excited about this?

    by chaggard

    this sounds fantastic. if you don't this is going to kick ass, i respect your opinion, but you're wrong.

  • May 27, 2008, 3:46 p.m. CST

    how can any red blooded heterosexual male

    by slappy jones

    think that this sounds like a bad idea??

  • May 27, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Women In Chains

    by kissalexx

    COOL! Rodriguez and McGowen a match made in heaven. This is going to better than Kill Bill and Sin City! I will be glued.

  • May 27, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Rose McGowan

    by kissalexx

    Hey man! McGowan Rules! I've been wanting to see her in a show that matters!

  • May 27, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Josh Miller

    by kissalexx

    He rocks! Been a fan since Rivers Edge! Can't wait to check out Women in Chains!

  • May 27, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST


    by caspericus

    This sounds like what America needs right now. Puritanism needs to be kicked to the curb. America's Id needs some time. This show sounds awesome and I would definitely watch it!

  • May 27, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Sorry slappy jones

    by BrandonGK

    but if not embracing any piece of trash that happens to feature ass & titties makes me less of a man than please call me Sissy McHomofag, either way I think I can find better things to do with my time than watch Robert Rodriguez indulge his B-Movie fetish

  • May 27, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    this has to happen!

    by hardtoplease

    this show sounds incredible! exciting, sexy, exploitative, tacky, raw, "fierce"! i can't wait!!! not only do we need more women on tv who aren't housekeepers, we need to see them in bright orange jumpers, without the curves...which i can only assume will make it into a shower scene with vivacious rose mcgowan! if the hbo/showcase execs pass on this they are clearly short-sighted, boring, prudish and lacking balls. make it happen!!!

  • May 27, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    M.A. Fortin

    by prozac on wheels

    If he's involved, it's bound to be good.

  • May 27, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    okay thank you god

    by boldfish1

    Am waiting with gigantic smile. Thank you heavens.

  • May 27, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Can't wait!

    by ricardomontalkhan

    The title alone will get me to watch! :) hey movie geeks check out this great new blog on blogspot called thebitterproducer

  • May 27, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Sweet! Do It Up On Cable, Uncut, Hard-R, All The Fuckin' Way!!!

    by LaserPants

    Bring in some cameos from, like, KILL BILL too. I really do think this whole transgressive exploitainment is the best genre going right now. Get Miike to direct some episodes too. Lots of gratuitous violence and transgressive sex . DO IT NOW!!!

  • May 27, 2008, 4:38 p.m. CST


    by UMAGA

    Oh it's just Harry sucking Mexican't cock, nothing new here.

  • May 27, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST

    I'm a fan of Miller / Fortin

    by Destinydub

    I've read their work before (they had a TV deal at Fox) and they're great - so I can only imagine this is fantastic too. Sounds like perfect casting for RM - and RR will kick its ass. I'm putting it on Tivo now!

  • May 27, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST

    No boobs = Worthless

    by Larry of Arabia

    With a name like "Women in chanins" there has gotta be a lot of boobs. If this ends up on CBS I won't be turning in.

  • May 27, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    NEW RULE: Robert Rodriguez is Uwe Boll without the talent.

    by Bill Maher

    John McNaughton already did this 15 years ago for Showtime when he made "Girls In Prison". Of course there are differences:(1) Ione Skye and Anne Heche were still young and still had perky breasts when they made "Girls In Prison" (2) Skye and Heche were willing to show their perfect tits while Rodriguez's aging little homewrecker has been shy about whipping 'em out -which is funny since she was only noticed for being naked in "Doom Generation" and "Going All The Way"; and (3) John McNaughton has a flair for campy, B-movie badness and sexy trash such as "Girls In Prison" and "Wild Things", while Rodriguez fucked up Salma Hayek's nude scene in "Desperado". How bad do you have to suck to ruin a scene with a naked Salma Hayek? Robert Rodriguez bad, that's how. I doubt Uwe Boll could have fucked that one up if he tried.

  • May 27, 2008, 6:27 p.m. CST

    I don't really care for Bob Rod-ree-gwez...

    by poeticwarriorIII

    but Rose McGowan would be fantabulous in weekly lesbian shower scenes.

  • May 27, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Love M.A. Fortin.

    by PerpetuallyNauseous

    I've read a few earlier projects by M.A. Fortin. Huge Fan. I couldn't be more excited by this particular project. Now if someone would just remake Dangerous Women...the 1990's show about female ex-cons who run a Bed & Breakfast.

  • May 27, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    road racer DVD

    by chewyou812

    I get a big kick out of Robert Rodriguez, but road racer was Liberace gay. You're in for a long wait.

  • May 27, 2008, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Rose WAS uber smoking hot

    by ZeroCorpse

    Now she's merely hot. I wish she hadn't lost all that weight and become a typical Hollywood stick figure. WHAT IS IT about Hollywood that makes women give up having curves? Is it that they're surrounded by catty gay costume designers that want them to look more like teenaged boys? Is it that old producers like their women to look unhealthy? WHAT makes women in Hollywood with awesome curvy bodies give them up in exchange for a blah, bland, everybody-has-it, needs-a-sammich non-figure? <p> Rose, I'm begging you! Go back to being curvy and healthy! You were so much sexier when you were curvy! <p> This message goes out to ALL Hollowwood starlets who started out with curvy bodies! WE LIKED YOU THAT WAY! The only ones who want you to look like a bag of bones are the ones who don't like women, anyway!

  • May 27, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST


    by The Marquis de Side 3


  • May 27, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Rodriguez is another Vadim?

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Roger Vadim married Jane Fonda--and promptly cast her in his films (including BARBARELLA). Apparently, Rodriguez is adhering to the same pledge though corporate Hollwyood declined his insistence to cast his own wife (McGowan) as Barbarella in the remake. Hey, Hillary Clinton will need a job--how about the (inevitable) lesbian warden?

  • May 27, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    This is why I think love and malaria

    by CherryValance

    are basically the same damn thing.

  • May 27, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    I don't agree with the GRINDHOUSE analogies...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    I've seen several people state that this would obviously fail because of the poor box office returns on GRINDHOUSE, but I have to say I don't agree with that at all -- and let the record show that I was one of the biggest detractors of GRINDHOUSE in the Talkbacks when it first came out.<p>To be honest, I think two things basically killed GRINDHOUSE. (1) The marketing, which really never managed to explain to the average moviegoer "what" it was about or even "what" it would be like as a film experience. I mean, if you were a film buff and you knew what Grindhouse exploitation films were, you were good to go. But the average person never really "got it." But the MAIN reason that I think GRINDHOUSE failed -- and this is where a flame war might begin -- is because (2) the first half was pretty fun (Rodriguez' PLANET portion)...the mock trailers in the middle were fun as well, in fact in some cases they were laugh out loud funny...but then the other half of the film, Tarantino's DEATH PROOF, was just flat-out terminally boring, self-indulgent bullshit.<p>Seriously, let the record show that I basically like Tarantino, but let's be honest: DEATH PROOF was actually painful to sit through. How you make a BORING exploitation film about 3 women looking to settle a score with Kurt Russell in a muscle car is beyond me. Talk about a letdown. By the time the lights came up, everyone I knew who had seen the movie simply felt an emotional crash -- that is, whatever sense of fun they had been feeling from the first half was now completely dissipated. And let's recall history correctly, shall we? When GRINDHOUSE debuted even the critics were pointing that out. Not to mention the Talkbacks were likewise filled with debates about how badly Tarantino had dropped the ball. For crying out loud, to this day I still want him to give me back the time I lost off my life having to sit through such groan-inducing, self-indulgent crap like that restaurant scene where the girls were talking about absolutely NOTHING and the scene just went on...and on...and on...and on...and then you looked at your watch and it STILL went on...and on...and on. And you just knew that while he was shooting it, Tarantino must've been delusionally sitting in the Director's chair thinking to himself, "My God, I write SUCH brilliant dialogue!" when someone should have had the balls to go up to him in the editing room and say "For crying out loud, man, this film is fucking DRAGGING. And I mean BADLY."<p>So as for this PRISON project, my reaction is the same for most things: the concept sounds fun on a basic level, but it really depends on the final execution and WHERE this goes since it COULD become a one-note joke that gets tired awfully fast. But all in all, if the pilot was good...if Rodriquez REALLY has a sense of direction for it...if there really IS a plot that actually goes somewhere (for example, Rose breaks out of jail and while she's on the run they do take-offs on OTHER types of exploitation films or something doofy like that)...then sure, if I was a channel like Cinemax I would greenlight it for a sample 6 episode run, and then I'd show it on Friday nights wedged in amongst some other exploitation flicks to make a late night programming event around it.

  • May 27, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST

    have it your way sissy mchomofag

    by slappy jones

    this show sounds great to me

  • May 27, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Faster PussyCat more more...

    by sirlynch

    I really hope this happens. Gratuitous violence, sexuality, gender swapping, mace carrying wardens, the hot sun ..this is great. It’s about time TV starts to provoke and entertain outside the realm of reality slop….exploitation?.... yes please…. over here….pick me

  • May 27, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Sounds Phenomenal

    by turnipbreath

    This is exactly the sort of project that would get me to fork over the extra $$$ to get HBO (or Showtime or Black Starz or whatever pay channel it happened to be on). McGowan? Rodriguez? Women? Chains? Count me IN.

  • May 27, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Robin Hood

    by GreggBob

    I don't know if this is a good place for this comment but why does this site (to the best of my knowledge) continue to overlook one of the most entertaining shows on TV, BBC America's "Robin Hood"? It's now in its second season on this side of the pond but the buzz here remains low. Comments anyone?

  • May 27, 2008, 10:04 p.m. CST

    If the warden has a hot tub in his office,

    by kabong

    I'll sentence myself to watch.

  • May 27, 2008, 10:10 p.m. CST

    "The Woody Allen Syndrome"

    by thelordofhell

    For Christ's sake, what's with these stupid directors with their girlfriends. Roger Vadim-Jane Fonda(Barbarella) Renny Harlin-Geena Davis(Cuthroat Island) hell even Steven Speilberg-Kate Kapshaw(Temple Of Doom).....Note to all directors, STOP CASTING WITH YOUR DICK!!!!

  • May 27, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Rose McGowan is anti-Viagra

    by ebonic_plague

    No thanks.

  • May 27, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST


    by sebvenice

    Hope the networks have the balls or boobs to do this show

  • May 27, 2008, 11:05 p.m. CST

    slappy, I gotta agree with sissy

    by necgray

    This sounds ten kinds of stupid.

  • May 28, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    @Big Dumb Ape

    by bgeek

    I agree with almost everything you said, but the marketing of the movie was the ultimately the downfall. Nobody knew what the hell the movie was and it was a movie that would have done better opening near the beginning of summer, not Easter f'ing weekend.

  • May 28, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST

    The dumbing down of our culture continues.....

    by Han Cholo

    Why are we fascinated by seeing bitches yell and scream at each other? OK, yeah there's the whole kiss factor but shit, that'll never happen. Only reason I'd even tune in is to see some bitch tear off some other bitch's clothing and we get tit and ass shots. But hell, that's what we have porn for right? Fuck this, I'm gonna go watch Brianna Love get fucked now. One of the BEST asses in porn ever. Excuse me....

  • May 28, 2008, 1:12 a.m. CST

    What do we need more of?

    by Han Cholo

    D E X T E R <p> <p> Oh yeah and his hot, foul-mouthed sister as played by the delicious Jennifer Carpenter. Oh wait, that's Showtime. Fall can't come soon enough.

  • May 28, 2008, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Harry, I hope Rodriguez is giving you a nice fat paycheck...

    by PDepew2181

    If it's not all going to his estranged or ex-wife, that is. Seriously, when are you going to get off his dick and let Rose have her turn? You talk about him like he's friggin' Hitchcock or Fellini or someone of actual directorial merit instead of the conceptual hack he's almost completely become. What has he contributed to film, really? The Mariachi trilogy is fine, but there's nothing particularly noteworthy about them as movies. Sin City, as much as I enjoy it, is still a huge case of style over substance. The Spy Kids movies are jokes, so are From Dusk Till Dawn, The Faculty and Planet Terror/Grindhouse, however you want to regard that cooked-up indulgence-fest. You would think he'd have learned from the director/actress combos previously mentioned where they were banging each other and turned out questionable results at the same time. I mean, I just can't wait for that Barbarella remake. Oh, wait, that's right, I can! That's simply because Barbarella, like all movies, has no need to be remade! But, seriously, Harry, why is this the "coolest fricking TV show ever?" Because you say so or because your friend might be involved in its making? Gee, I guess it must be nice if you're making movies and you've got a friend who's got a huge website to tell a bunch of people how great you are. If this TV show gets picked up, it would just be another sub-genre piece of garbage. That's right, sub-genre. Women in Prison is not an acceptable film genre by itself, nor is it particularly captivating or watchable. Exploitation is what it is for those same reasons. Some people, like you evidently, go for it in droves, while the rest of us gladly look away and laugh at you for enjoying it. Do us a favor, Harry, next time you get "inside information" about some project and it's not belonging to the section of the site where you normally post, not that you do a great deal of that anymore anyway, let someone else break us this precious news. Then again, if you don't really care about being objective in any way, and just want to continue prostituting yourself, which appears highly true, please keep us informed of the next time Rodriguez has a bowel movement. I'm sure it's his next project anyway.

  • May 28, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    It's 2008.

    by UMAGA

    Not 196 fucking 6. Fuck this shit.

  • May 28, 2008, 1:16 a.m. CST

    ..and that's why this will fail.

    by UMAGA

    Anyone wanna post Grindhouse box office numbers? No? Time to join us in the present fellas.

  • May 28, 2008, 1:39 a.m. CST

    What happened to TB for Galactica 4.8 ???

    by ZeroCorpse

    It was on Sky One already... Has it not aired on SciFi yet? <p> Good episode. LOTS of changes... I won't spoil it, but I will say we don't see Roslyn for the entire episode, and that Saul has a LOT on his plate by the end of this episode. <p> Oh, and Adama will have to repair his model ship AGAIN.

  • May 28, 2008, 2:59 a.m. CST

    "you know how many times I had to repair this thing?"

    by RaveX

    only topped by tigh's face at "you found out a lot about yourself..."

  • May 28, 2008, 3:40 a.m. CST


    by thelordofhell

    Now THAT, I would watch.

  • May 28, 2008, 4:28 a.m. CST



    Actually - I haven't even once discussed or corresponded with Rodriguez about this project. FYI. The only email I had from Robert in the last 3 months was congratulating me on finally getting the Lapband surgery.

  • May 28, 2008, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Sounds like someones been watching

    by Seph_J

    Meiko Kaji's Scorpion movies.... <p> and fucking good they are too.

  • May 28, 2008, 6:53 a.m. CST

    "Coolest Fricking TV Show Ever"?

    by Drunken Rage

    Harry, calm the fuck down.

  • May 28, 2008, 7:17 a.m. CST

    This might just be the best idea I've heard all year.

    by Knuckleduster

    An exploitation TV show! And a women-in-prison one at that. Do not fuck this up, guys. Golden opportunity.

  • May 28, 2008, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Now if only we can get HBO to make The Walking Dead.

    by Knuckleduster

    That comic is begging to be turned into a hardcore TV series.

  • May 28, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Just Re-Read the Post Title:

    by Aquatarkusman

    "Coolest Fricking TV Show Ever? WOMEN IN CHAINS! - directed by Robert Rodriguez... starring Rose McGowan?!?!?!" and I realized that there were, indeed, TV shows that were cooler... Webster... Just the Ten of Us... Titus... Charles in Charge... one hour of static interference... F-Troop... Battlestar Galactica '80...

  • May 28, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST


    by Neely OHara

    Miller & Fortin are an amazing team- I've had the pleasure to read several of their projects and I know that Women in Chains! won't disappoint! Miller & Fortin, RR and Rose, AND cafeteria hose-downs?! This show is going to kick ass. Period.

  • May 28, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST

    I Loved Planet t

    by crazybubba

  • May 28, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    I Loved Planet Terror

    by crazybubba

    Maybe you had to grow up in the era to appreciate it.

  • May 28, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    From Barbarella to this...?

    by Bill Clay

    McGowan has ruined this man. Hopefully by now he's starting to get bored with shtupping this tramp and she'll lose her power to cloud his mind. Her minge must be lined with gold to so thoroughly destroy Rodriguez.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Rose McGowan exists near the top of my list

    by Berthes Damon

    of girls whose undeniable disfiguration by plastic surgery makes them exponentially more attractive. The only defect in her vanity is that she hasn't gone in for more ...

  • May 28, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Sounds like the kind of vile

    by MickeyBean

    misogynist rubbish Tarantino seems to be keen on foisting on us. Oh, Robert, I thought sooo much better of you.

  • May 28, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Funny story about memorable "exploitation" movies...

    by Gozu

    They were actually pretty decent films and the proving ground for writers and directors like John Sayles, Jonathan Demme, Joe Dante, David Cronnenberg, Martin Scorcesse, Frances Ford Coppola, and the rest of the Corman gang. The thing is, the ones that stuck around actually displayed some promise or were just entertaining films in themselves. The exploitation genre in itself has no inherent value, like horror or sci-fi. It's the actual content that matters.

  • May 28, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Rose: "Come on baby... I want my own show."

    by ZeroCorpse

    RR: "I dunno, doll. Your plastic surgery didn't go so well. People seem to be frightened of you. I can't just give you a show." <p> Rose: "Are you SURE? SLURRRRP!" <p> RR: "WOMEN IN CHAINS!!!!

  • May 28, 2008, 8:25 p.m. CST


    by carneguisada

    I can't think of anything more atrociously awful. Waste of time, money and "creativity."

  • May 28, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    LMAO @ ChocolateReign and his "defense"

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Seriously, man, THAT'S the best defense you could come up with for Rodriquez leaving his wife and kids behind? "His wife was like 10-15 years older than him. Cool, when you're 20 and she's a hot 33 of something. Less cool when you're still a goodlooking guy at 33 and she's now 46 and past her prime."<p>Speaking as someone who is in his mid-forties and who is in shape, no gray hairs, smiles and stays upbeat, and who looks pretty damn good for my age (most people who meet me actually think I'm 32 or so), I just want to say that being in your mid-forties is HARDLY when you are "past your prime." Hell, if you stay upbeat and full of life, I'd argue this is when you're actually just hitting your stride!<p>As for his wife, I haven't seen any pictures of her, but I can assure you there are plenty of HOT looking forty year old women that could EASILY give Rose McGowan a run for her money. Or did you just happen to miss out on that whole MILF porn thing the last decade or so?

  • May 29, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST

    I met Rose McGowan once...

    by DallasGoodbar

    while waiting in line at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square NYC. She was nice to me when I asked for her autograph.

  • May 30, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    fem nod

    by grandmistressdiva

    handcuffs, Rose, and lots of concrete -- let Fortin do his stuff