New "Bad Reputation" trailer features Joan Jett's rise to the top

trailer 26/07/2018

A new "Bad Reputation" trailer shows Joan Jett's struggles when starting out as a rock musician during the burgeoning '70s rock n' roll era. You can watch the full trailer above.

Jett opens the trailer by discussing the very first advice she received when she started taking guitar lessons at age 13. "Girls don't play rock n' roll," said her teacher, which she responds with, "bull".

Jett agrees with Jimi Hendrix when he said, "Women who play rock n' roll will be looked at as aliens". She talks about how Rolling Stone the many verbal and physical abuse she has receives from male audiences who threw anything from beer bottles to batteries at her while she's onstage. "I'm lucky I'm still here," she says.

We have to fight on.

The trailer later teases Jett's monumental achievements as an influential Runaways member, a solo artist and founder of Blackheart Records which ultimately led to her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. 

Directed by Kevin Kerslake, the film will also feature other music stars like Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, Pete Townsend and Billie Joe Armstrong.

"The theme is clear: Even though people tried to define Jett and keep her stuck to one hit, she never compromised. She will kick your ass, and you’ll love her all the more for it," describes Magnolia Pictures.

The documentary will be released in theatres and on demand on 28th September.