Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways — the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of impresario Kim Fowley, the band becomes a huge success.
In 1975, San Fernando Valley teen Joan Larkin reinvents herself as Joan Jett, a guitarist who wants to form an all-girl punk band. She pitches the idea to a sleazy manager, Kim Fowley, who pairs her with a drummer and then searches for a face: he finds Cherie Currie, at age 15, the perfect jailbait image for his purpose; by luck, she can sing. Two others round out the band, The Runaways. Fowley books a tour, signs them to Mercury Records, and packs them off to crowds in Japan. Seeds of conflict sprout early: Fowley puts Cherie front and center in the publicity, she’s soon strung out on drugs and vodka, and jealousies arise. Without adult supervision, where can Joan and Cherie end up? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|Tagline:||It’s 1975 and they’re about to explode.|
|Cast:||Alia Shawkat, Allie Grant, Brendan Sexton III, Brett Cullen, Dakota Fanning, Hannah Marks, Johnny Lewis, Keir O’Donnell, Kristen Stewart, Lisa Long, Michael Shannon, Peggy Stewart, Riley Keough, Robert Romanus, Scout Taylor-Compton, Stella Maeve, Tatum O’Neal, Time Winters|