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YMMV: The Runaways
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning kiss in the movie, guess what the main thing they're interviewed about is? If it's not that then it's Dakota performing on stage in Cherie's iconic lingerie.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: When another band behaves like jerks to Joan and Cherie, Joan gets revenge by pissing on their guitars...then slipping in it and tripping over her own pants when they almost catch her in the act.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Michael Shannon steals the show with his over-the-top performance as Kim Fowley.
  • Face of the Band: Cherie and Joan. The former due to Kim pulling strings to give off this "vibe" (to Cherie's anger), and the latter due to her solo career.
    • Arguably deconstructed. The rest of the band resent the endless publicity Cherie receives while she herself grows to hate it and it's part of her decision to leave the band.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Jett wasn't joking with the "Japanese Beatlemania" comparisons. The film shows the band having quite the sizeable Japanese fanbase.
  • Les Yay: Played between Joan and Cherie in The Movie. Apparently, it was Truth In Film that they experimented together, but they were never a couple.
  • Narm: "Dead End Justice".
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: For younger listeners, especially children of the eighties who seek out the band because they're excited about Joan Jett and Lita Ford playing together.
  • She Really Can Act: Most critics' reactions to Kristen Stewart in the biopic, especially considering how she did all of her own singing and learned how to play the guitar. Even the lady herself was fooled when listening to a recording of Stewart, thinking she was just listing to one of her old tapes.
  • Signature Song: "Cherry Bomb".
  • Woobie: Every member, considering they had to deal with Kim's often abusive treatment of them.
    • Cherie in particular. The poor girl had to deal with two sexual assaults, her parents divorce, both her solo albums being complete flops, a failed acting career, and drug addiction...all before she turned 25.

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