Good Records screens ‘The Runaways’ tonight

If you’re one for rock ‘n’ roll films and free Lone Star Beer (yes, please), Monday night is your night. Good Records on Lower Greenville has been hosting Good Films: Music Movie Mondays throughout July and tonight, they screen a double feature of The Mayor of Sunset Strip and The Runaways. The latter, of course, features Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart as our favorite butch rocker Joan Jett in “the world’s first all-girl teenage rock band.”

Jett’s never discussed her orientation, but did comment to NY Daily News on the film’s depiction of the lesbian love scene between her and bandmate Cherie Currie, played by Dakota Fanning. Really, we’re just stunned that Dakota Fanning is old enough to be playing such scenes. Nonetheless, Jett has been good to the community, whether she’s singing about woman-to-woman love on “A.C.D.C.” or playing the Northalsted Market Days in Chicago this August. We get it.

The Runaways screens first at 8 p.m. Good Records will also be giving away movie merch. If you snag an extra poster, I’d totally take it off your hands. Just sayin’.

—  Rich Lopez

You too can look like Joan Jett before Friday's opening of 'The Runaways'

Although it’s basically an ad for Make Up For Ever, this blog post at Talking Makeup was gaga about James Vincent’s work on Joan Jett’s look at the premiere of The Runaways. Better yet, they added the makeup chart for you to help achieve Jett’s look. What better way to head to the movie than in total rocker drag?

The movie details the all-girl rock band’s road to fame which lesbian rocker Joan Jett was a member of. She’s portrayed by Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame. The film opens in Dallas this Friday at the Angelika.

—  Rich Lopez