The movie recreates the incarnation of "Th1e Runaways" and centers around the story of Joan Jett (played by Kristen Stewart), Cherie Currie (played by Dakota Fanning) and Kim Fowley. Together they are nucleus which take 5 - young teenage girls and turn them into rock stars.
The movie centers around the bonding friendship that Joan and Cherie had as well as the troubled upbringing the two had to endure.
My introduction to the Runaways was back in the 1976 when I first heard "Cherry Bomb". I went dang who is this? Little did I know that it was a new "ALL GIRL" band called "The Runaways". Fronted by the gorgeous blond named Cherie Currie and her guitar singer band sister Joan Jett, the set the world on fire as kind of the first all girl ROCK BAND.
Cherie would dress in risque outfits that made her even hotter but she could sing and with an attitude. I remember listening to three albums from them - Self titled, Queen of Noise and Live in Japan before I stopped listening.
The movie is superb and I recommend it to any Runaway fans! It was great to revisit the band (even though they are actors) and watch the history on the making of the Runaways band. Little known at time Lita Ford later made a name for herself as well as Joan going solo post Runaway days. If you like great rock movies, you need to see this one too!