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Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways Details


Years before [[Performer~P27308~the Go-Go's~thegogos]] and [[Performer~P3705~the Bangles~thebangles]] proved the commercial viability of all-female rock bands (and while [[Performer~P43419~Courtney Love~courtneylove]] was still in grade school), [[Performer~P336687~the Runaways~therunaways]] were blazing new trails for women in rock & roll. Playing loud, swaggering hard rock which unapologetically dealt with sex, drugs, and wild living, [[Performer~P336687~the Runaways~therunaways]] were seen as a novelty act by many when they released their first album in 1976; it wasn't until years later, after the solo success of band members [[Performer~P35595~Joan Jett~joanjett]] and [[Performer~P24250~Lita Ford~litaford]], that their importance and influence was widely recognized. Edgeplay: A Film About the Runaways is a documentary directed by [[Performer~P409728~Victory Tischler-Blue~victorytischlerblue]] (who, as [[Performer~P258823~Vicki Blue~vickiblue]], played bass with the group) which deals with the ups and downs of the band's career -- a story fraught with abusive management, sexual stereotyping, an uncomprehending record company, and a band of teenagers who were literally growing up on the road. A number of the group's better known songs do not appear in Edgeplay, due to the fact that [[Performer~P35595~Joan Jett~joanjett]] refused to cooperate with the making of the film or allow her songs to be used on the soundtrack. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Lita Ford
Composer (Music Score)
Joel T. Smith
Jerry Behrens
Dwina Murphy-Gibb
Executive Producer