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Lookout presents The Runaways: Twilight Girls sink their fangs in Rock and Roll!


Lookout presents The Runaways

“Twilight” sirens Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning find better stuff to do than become enamored by personality deficient vampires in “The Runaways”, a rock bio based on the group by the title name that featured legendary rockers Cherie Currie(Fanning), Joan Jett(Stewart) and Lita Ford(Scout Taylor-Compton from the “Halloween” remakes). Directed by longtime video maker Floria Sigismondi, “The Runaways” made a big splash at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Why wouldn’t it, the stars of the era’s biggest romance fall the all too old mantra of sex, drugs and Rock and Roll(it’s a rather easy sell, if you ask us).

The teaser has the girls going from rejected musicians to notorious stage stealing divas. The girls climb uphill from the roadblocks of the male dominated rock era of the seventies(if you consider male domination to be headed by David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Bryan Ferry, we think these girls would have taken them down in a street fight), Miss Jett and co. blaze to musical zenith with tunes like “Cherry Bomb” and “Queens of Noise”. We’re pretty sure the combination of egos and decadence will develop in the third act of this film, causing the group’s untimely downfall.

Does “The Runaways” look different than most rock films about ambitious artists binging on the pleasures of fame? Maybe not, but it could be fun in a riot girl sort of way. Lita Ford had that corny power ballad with Ozzy back in the day(When Ozzy looked like Walter Mercado for all you hispanic horoscope fans!), and Joan Jett still rocks out as a fifty year old, so seeing how they started their careers is worth a look. And for what it’s worth, Kristen Stewart’s usual spaced out behavior might suit her here.

"The Runaways" goes on limited release on March 19 and is expected to go wide April 9th.



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Lookout presents The Runaways


Directed by: Floria Sigismondi
Written by: Floria Sigismondi
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning

Source of the Bitter: John Rojas

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