Her trademark sneer. Raspy voice. Androgynous sex appeal. Fuck-you attitude. Really, when you think about it, the only good thing to come out of the ’80s was Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
In case you haven’t noticed, Joan has been in the news lately because she’s working on her much-anticipated biopic The Runaways, which is about the proto-punk, all-girl band she co-founded in the 70s with drummer Sandy West. Here’s the band:
From left, Sandy West, Jackie Fox, Cherie Currie, Lita Ford, and Joan Jett.
You just know these girls are up to no good. That’s lead singer Cherie Currie looking like a teenage tranny hooker (I say this with affection) in the fishnets and merry widow. Seriously, what’s not to love? I just hope the movie, which is due out next year, doesn’t disappoint. Portraying Joan in the film will be Kristen Stewart, who’s looking pretty Jettish now that she’s sporting the rocker’s signature inky shag haircut.
All this buzz about The Runaways means that I’ve been spending too much time on youtube watching clips of Jett. I’ll admit it; I’ve been swooning over this classic Blackhearts video:
Nowdays, Joan is still kicking ass and breaking hearts. She’s a rock star who truly transcends categories and rises above cliches, lesbian icon or not. And girls, did I mention she’s ripped? And 51! Holy shit. I’m posting 2 relatively recent photos including one of Joan and Jenna Jameson, which I’ve shamelessly included just because I think J & J look hot together. And because I love you, I’m putting a cherry on top from the underage, glam-rocking Queens of Noise themselves. “Cherry Bomb,” of course. Enjoy!
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