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* BiTheWay: Joan, while Cherie is more AmbiguouslyBi.


A 2010 ComingOfAgeStory about the first all-female rock band Music/TheRunaways. In the middle of the 1970s, Joan Jett is sick and tired of the gender divide in rock music and decides to form an all-girl rock band. Record producer Kim Fowley sees potential and assembles a line-up of aspiring female rock musicians. The only thing that's missing is a singer...which all changes when Fowley spots 15-year-old Cherie Currie in a night club. The Runaways are formed and it's a tale of fame, fortune, drug abuse, cattiness and lesbianism.

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A 2010 ComingOfAgeStory about the first all-female rock band Music/TheRunaways. In the middle of the 1970s, Joan Jett is sick and tired of the gender divide in rock music and decides to form an all-girl rock band. Record producer Kim Fowley sees potential and assembles a line-up of aspiring female rock musicians. The only thing that's missing is a singer...which all changes when Fowley spots 15-year-old Cherie Currie in a night club. The Runaways are formed and it's a tale of [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll fame, fortune, drug abuse, cattiness and lesbianism.
lesbianism]].


* BitchAlert: Lita Ford's introduction is her coldly telling Cherie they can't play the song she practised.

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* BitchAlert: Lita Ford's introduction is her coldly telling Cherie they can't play the song she practised.practiced.



* TheLadEtte: Joan - a lover of rock music and leather jackets. Additionally there's a scene where she [[UrineTrouble pees]] on another band's instruments because they were rude to The Runaways.
* MsFanservice: Enforced by Kim. Possible deconstruction too as the rest of the band are furious with Cherie for not publicising their music rather than her looks - added Squick for Cherie only being a teenager at the time.

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* TheLadEtte: TheLadette: Joan - a lover of rock music and leather jackets. Additionally there's a scene where she [[UrineTrouble pees]] on another band's instruments because they were rude to The Runaways.
* MsFanservice: Enforced by Kim. Possible deconstruction too as the rest of the band are furious with Cherie for not publicising their music rather than her looks - added Squick {{Squick}} for Cherie only being a teenager at the time.



* SmallNameBigEgo: Cherie in the scene at the supermarket though it likely comes from being very drunk.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Cherie in the scene at the supermarket supermarket, though it likely comes from being very drunk.


A 2011 ComingOfAgeStory about the first all-female rock band Music/TheRunaways. In the middle of the 1970s, Joan Jett is sick and tired of the gender divide in rock music and decides to form an all-girl rock band. Record producer Kim Fowley sees potential and assembles a line-up of aspiring female rock musicians. The only thing that's missing is a singer...which all changes when Fowley spots 15-year-old Cherie Currie in a night club. The Runaways are formed and it's a tale of fame, fortune, drug abuse, cattiness and lesbianism.

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A 2011 2010 ComingOfAgeStory about the first all-female rock band Music/TheRunaways. In the middle of the 1970s, Joan Jett is sick and tired of the gender divide in rock music and decides to form an all-girl rock band. Record producer Kim Fowley sees potential and assembles a line-up of aspiring female rock musicians. The only thing that's missing is a singer...which all changes when Fowley spots 15-year-old Cherie Currie in a night club. The Runaways are formed and it's a tale of fame, fortune, drug abuse, cattiness and lesbianism.


* JustForFun/XMeetsY: Cherie is described by Kim as "Bowie meets Bardot".

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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: In-universe. Cherie is described by Kim as "Bowie meets Bardot".


* XMeetsY: Cherie is described by Kim as "Bowie meets Bardot".

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* XMeetsY: JustForFun/XMeetsY: Cherie is described by Kim as "Bowie meets Bardot".


* {{Lolicon}}: Cherie's fans.


* ParentalAbandonment: Cherie's mother moves away to Hong Kong and sends her daughters to live with their grandmother.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Cherie's mother moves away to Hong Kong Indonesia and sends her daughters to live with their grandmother.

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* VisualPun: look at the poster above.


* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A variation. The film skips ahead years later to when Joan Jett has just released "I Love Rock And Roll" and shows Cherie working in a store. The end credits also tell us what happened since then.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A variation. The film skips ahead years later (1982 to be exact) to when Joan Jett has just released "I Love Rock And Roll" and shows Cherie working in a store. The end credits also tell us what happened since then.


* CorruptTheCutie: Cherie's descent into drug addiction. Though she's hardly completely innocent when the film starts.

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* CorruptTheCutie: Cherie's descent into [[CreatorBreakdown drug addiction.addiction and mental breakdown]]. Though she's hardly completely innocent when the film starts.

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* HorribleHollywood: Right down to the Hollywood Sign's derelict state in the 1970s.


* TheLadEtte: Joan - a lover of rock music and leather jackets. Additionally there's a scene where she pees on another band's instruments because they were rude to The Runaways.

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* TheLadEtte: Joan - a lover of rock music and leather jackets. Additionally there's a scene where she pees [[UrineTrouble pees]] on another band's instruments because they were rude to The Runaways.

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* TheSvengali: Kim Fowley.

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