Evan Rachel Wood documents the decision to name Marilyn Manson as he is accused of violence in a new documentary, Phoenix Rising.
last year, the actor openly accused Manson, his ex-partner, abused, claimed he started looking at her as a teenager and “insulted me terribly over the years.”
The musician denied all of Wood’s allegations and the claims of others that his accusers “attempted to make and use money from the #MeToo movement in an indecent and dishonest manner” by organizing a “coordinated attack against him.”
The film is directed by Amy Berg, and Wood approached her in 2019 to work on the project.
talk to Diversity, the director said of the original plan of the documentary: “It wasn’t about Marilyn Manson and her whole world. It was about the story of Erin Brokovich. We focused on telling the story of opportunities that offer resources for women and men who are really stuck in crime situations. And we did so until he decided to show it to the public. “
Wood later decided to name Manson after announcing the new record, and rumors about his previous claims that he was a victim of domestic violence were growing again. The couple then decided to expand the scope of the film, which included its decision to step forward and the consequences that followed its announcement of its charges.
Berg added that the film depicts roles in films such as the actor’s family life, his childhood acting career, and “how he was forced to reach adulthood at a young age”. Thirteen. “He’s very friendly with us,” the director said. “And it’s very personal.”
After Wood accused Manson in public, other women came out with their own accusations against the rock star. There were among them Game of Thrones actor Esme Bianko – who is suing Manson for sexual assault, physical violence and human trafficking – and her former assistant Ashley Walters, who sued him for sexual harassment, battery and harassment. Manson categorically denies these allegations.
Following the public outcry, Manson fell with his label, Loma Vista, his agent, manager and publicist. He was too deprived of scheduled appearances on television including American gods and Creepshou.