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The Runaways

December 19, 2009

The first time I heard The Runaways was via the Dazed and Confused soundtrack. I was just starting to make the transition from grunge devotee to riot grrrl, and I thought “Cherrybomb” was amazing and couldn’t figure out what it was doing in there with Foghat and Lynyrd Skynyrd. It’s clearly a sexy punk rock song, why is it hanging out with all these wanky beardo bands? Who are The Runaways? Why have I never heard of them before?? Anyway!

There’s a Runaways bio pic being released early next year starring Kristen Stewart (she of Twilight and Adventureland) as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning (she of Uptown Girls) as Cherie Currie. The teaser trailer went online this week:

Here’s the real deal, in all their feathered hair and silver space boot glory:

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