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Watch The First Trailer For Joan Jett Documentary 'Bad Reputation'
Are rock stars born or made? In the case of Joan Jett, you could argue both. But the upcoming documentary, Bad Reputation, might get us closer to the answer by giving us a little more insight into the GRAMMY-nominated rocker's life and career.
A new trailer for the film, directed by Kevin Kerslake, covers Jett's rise as a musician, including navigating the boys club of rock and roll, her first band the Runaways, her solo work, and co-founding Blackheart Records. And it all started with her first guitar at age 13.
"I went and took a lesson and the guy said, 'Girls don't play rock and roll,'" she reveals. "And I said, 'Bull.' … Tell me I can't do something, you know I'm gonna be doing it."
The film will include archival footage as well as interviews with Jett and Billie Joe Armstrong, Iggy Pop, Pete Townshend, Debbie Harry, and Miley Cyrus who will paint their personal pictures of Jett.
You can get your hands on the full-length feature documentary starting Sept. 28. While it may be titled Bad Reputation, Jett's legacy has inspired all of us to shout from the rooftops right along with her: "I Love Rock 'N Roll."