Yesterday we brought you a batch of high quality photos from the biopic The Runaways, which will be making its debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. In this newly released video clip we see the first introduction of Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) by creepy record producer Kim Fowley played perfectly by Michael Shannon. Here’s all the feathered bangs, mullets, and David Bowie makeup you can handle…

The Runaways were one of the greatest punk bands to come out of the 1970s Los Angeles music scene. Not only was their music legendary, but they were one of the only successful female groups in the male dominated genre. Their music was off the charts and so was their lifestyle. The film focuses on the duo of guitarist/vocalist Joan Jett and lead vocalist Cherie Currie as they deal with fame, drugs, and abuse all before their 18th birthdays.

In the video clip, Fowley approaches Currie in a club and asks her to audition for his new girl band that he claims will make Rock and Roll history. He then introduces Joan to Cherie, and from that point on the seed of The Runaways is planted. It’s weird to watch Fanning play such a sexed up character considering her age, but we’ve seen worse from other actors in the past. I think what will bother people the most is her image as a child actress, because I Am Sam and War of the Worlds wasn’t that long ago.

Here’s the clip…

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What do you think of Stewart and Fanning’s portrayal of Joan and Cherie?