Mary Harron (American Psycho) Talks with Rose McGowan (Dawn) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

The two latecomers to directing discuss punk rock, cults, burning Bibles, childhood movies, Hollywood, their work and much more.

On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, writer-director Mary Harron sits down with Rose McGowan, the actress turned director who last year moved behind the camera for the acclaimed Sundance short, Dawn. Their wide-ranging discussion touches on everything from punk, religious cults and pyromania to Harron’s experiences making American Psycho, McGowan’s past as a teenage runaway and the ingrained sexism of Hollywood. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at

The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink

Episode engineered by David Goren and edited by Elia Einhorn

Mary Harron was a punk rock journalist who went on to become a director. Her films include I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page and The Moth Diaries.