Bad Reputation

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Directed by Kevin Kerslake
2017
USA
92 minutes
15+
Joan Jett, the kick-ass lead of The Runaways, mega-famous for I Love Rock ’n’ Roll and Cherry Bomb, relates her rockin’ life story.

As a 13 year-old wannabe guitarist, Jett was told“girls don’t play rock ’n’ roll” – how wrong that guy was! A founding member of The Runaways, she always preferred to talk about the music, rather than the fact it was an all-girl line-up. It was her way of derailing misogyny. After the band spilt she formed Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and their 1982 recording ofI Love Rock ’n’ Rollstayed at number-one for eight weeks, triggering a world tour. These are the facts, but what it doesn’t show is just how hard she worked to achieve her fame. Her no-bullshit attitude and proto-punk flair (Kristen Stewart played her on-screen inThe Runaways in 2010) continue to inspire generations of musicians.

It's the sort of portrait that gets by largely on the pleasure of its subject's company. The good news is: Why wouldn't you want to hang out with someone that badass for 90 minutes? – David Fear, Rolling Stone

Bad Reputation is a film with a shitload of heart… – Anthony Ray Bench, Film Threat

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Year
2017
Classification
15+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Kevin Kerslake
Producer
Peter Afterman, Carianne Brinkman
Screenwriter
Joel Marcus
Cinematographer
Kevin Kerslake
Company Credits
World Sales: Cinephil
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