A coming-of-age biopic about ’70s teenage band The Runaways. You don’t remember the wickeed band The Runaways? What are you, under the age of 30?
The Runaways (2010)
A rough and tumble coming-of-age drama about the ’70s teenage band the Runaways. Widely believed at the time to have been a novelty act formed by producer Kim Fowley, who thought the notion of five teenage girls dressed in leather and lingerie performing rock and roll music was highly marketable, the truth of the band’s origin is actually that the individual parts that made up the whole, began with the most pure rock ‘n’ roll intentions.
Despite the apparent “jailbait on the run” gimmick pushed by their manager, the girls in the band were proficient at playing their instruments and wrote or co-wrote most of the band’s material and, as later became obvious, were serious about their music.
Why you care
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning are all grown up now. No really, Dakota fanning and Stewart are dressed up in leather and tights, just like Joan Jett and The Runaways.
The Runaways Movie Trailer
Pictures from The Runaways
If you had any doubt how fast those kids can grow up, check out Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie in our Runaways image gallery below.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning, Alia Shawkat, Scout Taylor-Compton.
I heckled Joan Jett at a concert in 1985, made her stop singing and call me an asshole. The Runaways Band were actually had only mild success.
Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning, Alia Shawkat, Scout Taylor-Compton. These leather laden girls are making The Runaways the talk of town.
The Runaways were never really that good, plus Joan Jett told me to Fuck Off once. Seriously. A 46 yr old Joan Jett scolded me from on stage, a few years ago. I was yelling at her from the crowd, screaming ‘shower!’, because she was dressed like a stripper.
Jett took offense to my cat-calls, go figure.
Our Clever Prediction
This limited release will be best viewed at home by teenage boys and girls, and your creepy uncle Gary.