"Joan Jett’s song I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll really says it all about the love lessons in The Runaways. It’s about challenges, twists and confusion that many of us felt as teens with raging hormones.
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - I Love Rock N Roll videoclip.
Rock-n-Roll Love Lessons
1. Rock-n-Roll Passions Challenge Love – What makes this movie so appealing is Joan Jett’s unstoppable passion to make her all-female rock band a success. While they are making history, their training is so intense that there is little room for romance. When their manager, Michael Shannon (Kim Fowley) has guys throw things at the girls during practice to make them tougher, it challenges all thoughts about romance.
2. Role Reversals Twist Romance – While we have seen many women succeed in their careers by thinking more like men, this role reversal can hurt the love department. When The Runaways’ manager advises them to think like a guy’s body part (fill-in-the-blank) when they perform, it’s so extreme that it twists what the teenage girls think about great love.
3. Love Experiments Create Complications – The girls experiment with love on the road with each other, in the shower and with other members of the road show. You’ll find this movie brings out the complicated feelings many of us felt about love as teens (and are so glad to be past these years!). Source: greatlifegrealove.com
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