“It was initially kind of laughing, like that kind of smiling, going, ‘What are you doing? You can’t do this. Girls don’t play rock ‘n’ roll.’ And when they saw were really serious about it, the attitude kind of changed. Anything from really just insulting and dirty, nasty things. Calling us names, every name that you can call a woman. Just stupid things. Bands feeling threatened by us. You’d think that in the rock ‘n’ roll world, I guess people think of it as a liberal sort of thing and it wouldn’t be a problem, but guys in bands had problems with it. We wouldn’t get sound checks because people were threatened.” – Rocker Joan Jett, speaking at the Sundance Film Festival where the biopic The Runaways is screening.
Twilight’s Kristen Stewart plays Jett, Dakota Fanning plays Runaways lead singer Cherrie Curry. Let’s hope the flick isn’t a (cherry) bomb.