As a longtime fan of the Runaways (Joan Jett and Lita Ford’s teenage band) I was pretty surprised by this documentary. It’s pretty dark to say the least, plus Joan Jett did not participate or allow songs she wrote with the Runaways to be used in the film. Apparently she thought the film didn’t focus on her enough – go figure. The compelling (if not harrowing) story more than makes up for the bad camera work and JJ’s absense, at least for fans. Check it out on Showtime.
Here is a great interview with the filmmaker that details the struggles she went through producing this documentary: