Bad Reputation — Trailer


added: Tue, Jul 24th '18

Check out the trailer for "Bad Reputation," a rock-n-roll documentary chronicling the life and career of female rock pioneer Joan Jett.

The film explores Joan's trailblazing path from growing up in the L.A. punk scene in the early 1970s to co-founding The Runaways, one of the very first female punk rock bands in history, to eventually starting her own successful solo rock career in the early '80s where she became one of the first music video stars on MTV.

Directed by Kevin Kerslake, who previously made the documentary "As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM," "Bad Reputation" premiered back in January at the Sundance Film Festival. It's now slated to hit theaters and on-demand on September 28th.

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. Bad Reputation gives you a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning '70s punk scene, and their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage. The theme is clear: even though people tried to define Jett and keep her stuck to one hit, she never compromised. She will kick your ass, and you'll love her all the more for it.


directed by   Kevin Kerslake

release date   September 28, 2018 (in theaters and on VOD)

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