A trailer for a Joan Jett documentary titled Bad Reputation has been released by Magnolia Pictures.
The documentary offers an in-depth look at Jett’s career, beyond the song she and her band The Blackhearts are perhaps best known for, â€œI Love Rock â€™nâ€™ Roll,â€ as told by Jett herself and those close to her.
Continue below for more info on Bad Reputation and to watch the trailer.
Joan Jett is so much more than â€œI Love Rock â€™nâ€™ Roll.â€ Itâ€™s true, she became mega-famous from the number-one hit, and that fame intensified with the music videoâ€™s endless play on MTV. But that staple of popularity canâ€™t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame, ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends The Runaways, influencing many musiciansâ€”both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bandsâ€”with her no-bullshit style.
Bad Reputation gives you a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning â€™70s punk scene, and their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage. 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 youâ€™ll love her all the more for it.
Bad Reputation will be released in limited theaters and via on demand services on September 28th.