The Runaways Movie (Let's Get Rock and Roll Girls!)


The Runaways (Neon Angels) is based on lead-singer Cherie Currie's book 'Neon Angel' - a reflection of her experiences as a rock star, but also delivering a strong anti-drug warning to teens and others. David Bowie's "Space Oddity" serves as a metaphor for the narrative-- a slow countdown, a surreal but spectacular rise to fame, then alienation and burnout - a long long way from home.

The movie chronicles THE RUNAWAYS from 1975 - 1977; formed by teenage girls living near Hollywood, CA., and heavily manipulated by their manager Kim Fowley as 'jailbait rock' (all the girls were 16 or younger when the band recorded their first album). The band ultimately succeeds on their own merits as musicians, becoming the first all-girl rock-band to ever break into the world of arena-filling hard rock acts.

The movie focuses on the band's formation, and their meteoric rise to fame. Their first single, 'Cherry Bomb', gets some attention in the United States, where THE RUNAWAYS' U.S. tour hits major venues (Cobo Hall, with RUSH) and sleazy rock-clubs, often pairing them up with The Ramones, Cheap Trick, Tom Petty, and other popular 1970's rock acts. But 'Cherry Bomb' and several other songs from THE RUNAWAYS' first 2 albums become huge hits in Japan -- and their arrival for a set of shows there in 1977 is like Beatle-Mania. The band is overwhelmed by the Japanese reception. Almost prophetic, THE RUNAWAYS' last big hit song in Japan is 'Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin'.

Cherie is initially thrilled to be in the band, and lives the rock star life. She pushes the edge -- and their records sell well, generating lots of media controversy and hype. But during the tour of Japan, her personal life disnintegrates, and she burns out -- ultimately leaving The Runaways when they return to the U.S. The bass player (Jackie Fox) quits too, leaving only Lita Ford, Joan Jett and Sandy West. Joan Jett has decided that rock & roll is her life, and that The Runaways is her 'family'; she is upset by Cherie's decision to leave, but knows that decision is best -- for Cherie.

THE RUNAWAYS' success was earth-shaking in rock music -- changing the rules forever. But with the successful 5-girl lineup no longer intact after the Japan tour, their future was dubious, at best. Lita Ford (guitar) and Sandy West (drums) still think the band can make it big again, so they persevere with Joan Jett.

My Comment:

I can’t wait watching for this movie! Why? Because simple answer, I Love Rock and Roll so much! Hahahaha. Selain itu ada Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart, my favorite artists yang maen disini. Dan sepertinya mereka cocok dengan peran mereka disini. Katanya juga sih mereka akan beradegan ciuman juga satu sama lain. Walaupun Saya belom lahir pada era keemasan mereka, tapi The Runaways cukup menggugah hati Saya. Selain lagu2nya yang enak didengar seperti Cherry Bomb and Shool Days (cadaasss gilaaa! Rasanya kayak mau pergi ke disko terus make jaket kulit sambil moshing2 and headbanging diantara fans2 cewe. Kalao moshing2 sama cowo gue rada malas. Yang ada gue kelempar dari arena. =)). Saya juga kagum ama personilnya yang cewe semua. You are so rockkkssss girls! Kalao kata Mbah Surip I Lop You Pull dah!. Anyway, tapi kok gue engga gitu suka ya teaser posternya? Moga2 poster bioskopnya engga sejelek ini dech. Belom lagi fashion mereka disini keren abies! Denger2 sih 19 Maret 2010 bakal rilis filmnya. Ah jadi mau buat band rocks yang isinya cewe2 juga. Lhoo? Ah, BM abies gue! Hehehehe.

Sekarang Dakota Fanning cantiknya engga nahan boo. 

Dakota as a Cherie Currie and Kristen as a Joan Jett.








Stella Maeve as a Sandy West

Scout Taylor Compton as a Lita Ford


The Runaways:
(ki - ka: Sandy West as a drummer, Jackie Fox as a bassist, Cherie Currie as a vocalist, Lita Ford as a guitarist, and Joan Jett as a guitarist)

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