This movie reminded me of HBO’s Grey Gardens because it could’ve really sucked and it didn’t. It is actually fucking great. The best time I’ve had at the movies in forever and just in general satisfying with a capitol “S”. Kristen Stewart seriously deserves an academy award for her performance as Joan Jett. Not to brag, but I know Joan and was really worried she would be portrayed as a boring tomboy in the sick new tradition of “girls kick ass” flicks, but she wasn’t. Stewart portrayed her as a sexy, complicated punk who, quite simply was born to be onstage. Everyone at the after party was blown away by how well Stewart did. There is this certain hyper active kid meets cat that swallowed the canary face that Joan makes when she is really happy that Stewart nailed perfectly. If you haven’t seen this yet run don’t walk to your nearest movie theatre.
from Kathleen Hanna's personal blog