Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning

Joan Jett, Cherie Currie

The Runaways (circa 1970)

Can you believe it, Kristen Stewart's (Twilight) playing Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning's (I Am Sam) playing Cherie Currie and The Runaways (the movie) hits cinemas worldwide this April/May. For those who don't know, The Runaways were the first all-girl punk band on Planet Rock. And for those who don't care, they were HOT! Put together in 1975 by Jett, drummer Sandy West and producer Kim Fowley, The Runaways were the very definition of jail-bait: vocalist Currie was only 15 when she joined (West was 16 and Jett was 17).

Seeing Stewart and Fanning standing next to Jett and Currie at the premiere, it's striking how squeaky clean, edgeless and boring the two young actresses look in comparison. Maybe they should have gone for two less blockbuster stars with a bit more spunk and character? Oh well, check out the trailer: opinion pending...


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