JOAN JETT DOCUMENTARY

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“Bad Reputation” a documentary film about Joan Jett will be released on Septmeber 28th. The movie, which was directed by Kevin Kerslake and written by Joel Marcus was screened at Sundance Film Festival in January and provides “a look at the life of Joan Jett, from her early years as the founder of The Runaways and first meeting with manager/producer Kenny Laguna in 1980 to her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer.” “Joan Jett is so much more than ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’. It’s true, she became mega-famous from the number-one hit, and that fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV. But that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame, ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends The Runaways, influencing many musicians — both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands — with her no-bullshit style” says the film’s press release.