The story starts out in 1975 in the wild child territory of California. The film exposes the gritty side of Hollywood. A time when Rock n' Roll was a man's world. And you have Joan Larson (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie (Dakota Fanning) definitely inspired by men in rock'n roll.
But in this biopic it takes someone spectacular to create a rock band. Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon) is their creator. Who knows what drugs he was on when he thought it might be a cool idea to have a girl rock band. Needless to say, Shannon plays him up extraordinary in this film from lippy to slightly cross-dressing. But as he builds these girls up to take on the rock n roll lifestyle, he tries to break them, as well. That's what sells, conflict.
|Fowley at work. Rock Band Bootcamp.|
|Joan Jett and Kristen|
We could say Currie was almost famous. She's now a chainsaw artist and counsels trouble teenagers. If you love your rock world pumped with punks from the 70's, well, this is one you want for your personal library.