Born to be bad. New Runaways Movie???

by Laurie Henzel

So I was listening to my favorite radio station this weekend, WFMU.ORG, and Michael Shelly had a fascinating interview with the notoriously crochety Kim Fowley. You can download the archive here, its pretty awesome. Anyway, Mr. Fowley, who was a prolific writer and producer from the 60’s onward (he produced everybody, from Kiss to Jonahtan Richman, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper and the Plastic Ono Band–but is perhaps most famous for being instrumental in forming and torturing the 16 year old all girl punk band The Runaways) let loose a little tidbit that almost had me driving off the road in an effort to get my radio dial clear. He mentioned that they are making a new movie about the Runaways! (not the very informative doc Edgeplay that came out a few years back). So I got to thinking who would play Joan Jett, Sandy West, Cherie Currie, Lita Ford,Jackie Fox, and Vicki Blue? I was thinking Ellen Page could probably pull off a decent Joan, and my good friend Michael suggested Alsion Lohman could play Cheri. Lindsay Lohan as Lita Ford? Maybe… who would you cast?

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