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* JailBait: They were in their mid-teens, but Cherie especially.

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* CastFullOfGay: In her autobiography, Lita mentions that she briefly left the band after realizing her bandmates "were all lesbians."[[note]] [[SocietyMarchesOn Lita didn't quite understand homosexuality that well]] and wasn't sure how to take it.[[/note]] Sandy came out as lesbian and Cherie and Joan had a brief relationship with each other.


The band was initially put together by Sandy West and Joan Jett, who met producer Kim Fowley and managed to get him interested in the concept of an all-female rock band. Fowley helped them recruit the other members - Currie, the 16-year old guitar wiz Ford and, after a succession of bass players, Fox - and produced their debut album, the hard rock/glam rock ''The Runaways''. Released in 1976, ''Runaways'' became a success with critics and the record-buying public alike, and gave the band its signature song, "Cherry Bomb". Soon, the band found itself headlining shows alongside bands like Music/CheapTrick, Music/TheRamones and Music/VanHalen.

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The band was initially put together by Sandy West and Joan Jett, who met producer Kim Fowley and managed to get him interested in the concept of an all-female rock band. Fowley helped them recruit the other members - Currie, the 16-year old guitar wiz Ford and, after a succession of bass players, Fox - and produced their debut album, the hard rock/glam rock ''The Runaways''. Released in 1976, ''Runaways'' ''The Runaways'' became a success with critics and the record-buying public alike, and gave the band its signature song, "Cherry Bomb". Soon, the band found itself headlining shows alongside bands like Music/CheapTrick, Music/TheRamones and Music/VanHalen.


Fox left the performing side of the music business and went on to attend [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Harvard Law School]], where UsefulNotes/BarackObama was among her classmates. She's now an entertainment attorney, but concentrates on representing movie and TV people.

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Fox left the performing side of the music business and went on to attend [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Harvard Law School]], where UsefulNotes/BarackObama was among her classmates. She's now Now going by her birth name of Jacqueline Fuchs, she's an entertainment attorney, but concentrates on representing movie and TV people.


In 2015, Jackie Fox came forwards saying that she had been [[http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/the-lost-girls/ drugged]] and raped by Kim Fowley at a party while Joan and Cherie looked on laughing and doing nothing. After she and Jett received a severe internet backlash, Cherie wrote a reply on her Facebook page [[http://pitchfork.com/news/60350-the-runaways-cherie-currie-responds-to-jackie-fox-rape-allegation-against-kim-fowley/ denying the claims]] and saying that "All I can say is if Joan, Sandy and I saw an unconscious girl being brutally raped in front of us, we would have hit him over the head with a chair." (Interestingly, Currie had said previously that she witnessed the event, spoke up and then stormed out of the room.) Jett also denied that the event had occurred, [[http://hollywoodlife.com/2015/07/14/joan-jett-jackie-fox-rape-witness-bandmate/ writing a post that said]] "Anyone who truly knows me understands that if I was aware of a friend or bandmate being violated, I would not stand by while it happened [...] For a group of young teenagers thrust into ’70s rock stardom there were relationships that were bizarre, but I was not aware of this incident. Obviously Jackie’s story is extremely upsetting and although we haven’t spoken in decades, I wish her peace and healing."

Lita Ford [[http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/lita-ford-comments-on-jackie-fox-rape-allegation-against-kim-fowley/ also commented]] on the allegations, saying "[I]f anybody knew anything, it would have been [manager Scott Anderson], Cherie and Joan, and Scott now is passed away, along with Kim Fowley. But I do know that Jackie's not a liar, and if she says that somebody was watching her, and if she says that this happened, then I believe her; I do. She's a little extreme sometimes, but still… it's not right. I really don't know what to say about it."



* TheSvengali: Kim Fowley, who basically molded the group and allegedly abused the members. [[http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/images/runaways/document-42bd50ed.jpg This picture]] provides a pretty good idea of what a scumbag he was.


* BreakupBreakout: Jett, and to a lesser extent Ford.

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Fox left the performing side of the music business and went on to attend [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Harvard Law School]], where UsefulNotes/BarackObama was among her classmates. She's now an entertainment attorney, but concentrates on representing movie and TV people.


* PrecisionFStrike: "You're Too Possesive".

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* PrecisionFStrike: "You're Too Possesive".Possessive".



* TropeCodifier: First all-female rock band that was known by the general public (Goldie and the Gingerbreads and Fanny came before, but who remembers them?). And possibly for UnderwearOfPower in music.

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* TropeCodifier: First all-female rock band that was known by the general public (Goldie and the Gingerbreads and Fanny came before, but who remembers them?). Music/LitaFord has commented in interviews, such as on Creator/{{NPR}}'s ''Fresh Air'', that she hears a lot of the Runaways in both all-female acts and in [[MaleBandFemaleSinger female-led acts]] such as Music/{{Halestorm}}. And possibly for UnderwearOfPower in music.music.
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* TropeMaker: First all-female rock band that was known by the general public (Goldie and the Gingerbreads and Fanny came before, but who remembers them?). And possibly for UnderwearOfPower in music.

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* TropeMaker: TropeCodifier: First all-female rock band that was known by the general public (Goldie and the Gingerbreads and Fanny came before, but who remembers them?). And possibly for UnderwearOfPower in music.


* UrExample: First all-female rock band that was known by the general public (Goldie and the Gingerbreads and Fanny came before, but who remembers them?).
** And possibly for UnderwearOfPower in music.

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* UrExample: TropeMaker: First all-female rock band that was known by the general public (Goldie and the Gingerbreads and Fanny came before, but who remembers them?).
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them?). And possibly for UnderwearOfPower in music.


* JoanJett - guitar, vocals
* LitaFord - lead guitar

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* JoanJett Music/JoanJett - guitar, vocals
* LitaFord Music/LitaFord - lead guitar


A {{Biopic}} dealing with the band's career, named ''The Runaways'', written and directed by Floria Sigismondi, was released in 2010. The film features: KristenStewart as Jett, Creator/DakotaFanning as Currie, Stella Maeve as Sandy West, Scout-Taylor Compton as Ford and Creator/MichaelShannon as Fowley.

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A {{Biopic}} dealing with the band's career, named ''The Runaways'', written and directed by Floria Sigismondi, was released in 2010. The film features: KristenStewart Creator/KristenStewart as Jett, Creator/DakotaFanning as Currie, Stella Maeve as Sandy West, Scout-Taylor Compton as Ford and Creator/MichaelShannon as Fowley.


* [[TheBangles Micki Steele]] - bass (1975)

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* [[TheBangles [[Music/TheBangles Micki Steele]] - bass (1975)


The band was initially put together by Sandy West and Joan Jett, who met producer Kim Fowley and managed to get him interested in the concept of an all-female rock band. Fowley helped them recruit the other members - Currie, the 16-year old guitar wiz Ford and, after a succession of bass players, Fox - and produced their debut album, the hard rock/glam rock ''The Runaways''. Released in 1976, ''Runaways'' became a success with critics and the record-buying public alike, and gave the band its signature song, "Cherry Bomb". Soon, the band found itself headlining shows alongside bands like CheapTrick, TheRamones and VanHalen.

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The band was initially put together by Sandy West and Joan Jett, who met producer Kim Fowley and managed to get him interested in the concept of an all-female rock band. Fowley helped them recruit the other members - Currie, the 16-year old guitar wiz Ford and, after a succession of bass players, Fox - and produced their debut album, the hard rock/glam rock ''The Runaways''. Released in 1976, ''Runaways'' became a success with critics and the record-buying public alike, and gave the band its signature song, "Cherry Bomb". Soon, the band found itself headlining shows alongside bands like CheapTrick, TheRamones Music/CheapTrick, Music/TheRamones and VanHalen.
Music/VanHalen.


In 2015, Jackie Fox came forwards saying that she had been [[http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/the-lost-girls/ drugged]] and raped by Kim Fowley at a party while Joan and Cherie looked on laughing and doing nothing. After she and Jett received a severe [[InternetBacklash internet backlash]] Cherie wrote a reply on her Facebook page [[http://pitchfork.com/news/60350-the-runaways-cherie-currie-responds-to-jackie-fox-rape-allegation-against-kim-fowley/ denying the claims]] and saying that "All I can say is if Joan, Sandy and I saw an unconscious girl being brutally raped in front of us, we would have hit him over the head with a chair." (Interestingly, Currie had said previously that she witnessed the event, spoke up and then stormed out of the room.) Jett also denied that the event had occurred, [[http://hollywoodlife.com/2015/07/14/joan-jett-jackie-fox-rape-witness-bandmate/ writing a post that said]] "Anyone who truly knows me understands that if I was aware of a friend or bandmate being violated, I would not stand by while it happened [...] For a group of young teenagers thrust into ’70s rock stardom there were relationships that were bizarre, but I was not aware of this incident. Obviously Jackie’s story is extremely upsetting and although we haven’t spoken in decades, I wish her peace and healing."

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In 2015, Jackie Fox came forwards saying that she had been [[http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/the-lost-girls/ drugged]] and raped by Kim Fowley at a party while Joan and Cherie looked on laughing and doing nothing. After she and Jett received a severe [[InternetBacklash internet backlash]] backlash, Cherie wrote a reply on her Facebook page [[http://pitchfork.com/news/60350-the-runaways-cherie-currie-responds-to-jackie-fox-rape-allegation-against-kim-fowley/ denying the claims]] and saying that "All I can say is if Joan, Sandy and I saw an unconscious girl being brutally raped in front of us, we would have hit him over the head with a chair." (Interestingly, Currie had said previously that she witnessed the event, spoke up and then stormed out of the room.) Jett also denied that the event had occurred, [[http://hollywoodlife.com/2015/07/14/joan-jett-jackie-fox-rape-witness-bandmate/ writing a post that said]] "Anyone who truly knows me understands that if I was aware of a friend or bandmate being violated, I would not stand by while it happened [...] For a group of young teenagers thrust into ’70s rock stardom there were relationships that were bizarre, but I was not aware of this incident. Obviously Jackie’s story is extremely upsetting and although we haven’t spoken in decades, I wish her peace and healing."

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