New Joan Jett entries on IMDB (please be true!)

Please let these IMDB items be true. I can’t find info on them outside of IMDB:

FML The Series

Joan is listed as playing the role of Detective Pratt in the “Luna’s Revenge” episode of FML the Series, with a release date of March 1, 2013. I found the show’s Twitter account, @FMLTheSeries, but the show has no website, and I don’t know if it’s a web series or on a TV network, or what. Maybe the twitter account will show something soon, or maybe they will take pity on us and give us some inside info? (Pretty please?)

A Day in the Life of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

I REALLY want this to be true. This is listed as a short video, to be released on July 1, 2013: “A behind the scenes look at a legendary band”. No website or other info exists.

Cynthia Posner is listed as the director for both items. Does that mean anything to you Hollywood-savvy types?

Cross your fingers, Jettheads!


Email from “Sweet Life” writer/director with more DVD details!

Rocco Simonelli saw my post about his film and sent me a very touching email about it this evening. Check out more DVD details straight from the source!

Hello, I’m Rocco Simonelli, and I wrote and directed the excruciatingly long awaited THE SWEET LIFE, and I just wanted to thank you for the substantial post you’ve put up about its impending release. I’m happy to report that Synapse has done a terrific job with the DVD presentation, the menu graphics are really wonderful (don’t navigate away from the Main Menu too quickly, because the photos there cycle through some nice images), the MAKING-OF FEATURETTE has some great footage of Joan working as well as having fun on set, and there’s a very sexy outtake of her in the OUTTAKES section.

And as anyone who’s been fortunate enough to see the film at festivals can tell you, her performance in the film is a hoot! I think true Jettheads will be pleased. Let me also say that working with Joan and Kenny Laguna has been one of the best experiences of my life. They could not have been more decent, generous or helpful.

And thanks again to you, Born2bJetthead, whoever you are.

Rocco Simonelli

No Rocco, thank you for reading and taking the time to talk to us fans! I can’t wait to finally see this!

After YEARS of waiting, “The Sweet Life” comes to DVD!

Robert Pattinson’s fans (including me) are twitching like a smoker on a trans-Atlantic flight waiting for news about Bel Ami, the film based on the Guy De Maupassant novel that Rob filmed over a year ago. As of this writing, the (understandably) restless fans still don’t have a firm release date, and don’t even know if it will be released in theaters or go straight to DVD. But stay strong, PattinAngels, PattinSluts, RobHoors, and Rob… what the heck are you called?* The Jettheads have you BEAT.  (*I say that like I don’t know. See how I did that?) Ahem.

On Tuesday, July 12, 2011, Synapse Films will release The Sweet Life, a film co-starring JOAN JETT that started filming sometime in 2001 and completed in 2003. (When Joan had a buzzcut. Yeah. THAT long ago.) Continue reading

Lemmy movie featuring Joan in US theaters, will air on VH1 February 11

File this under “Stuff I should have told you MONTHS ago.” My EPIC bad.

Joan Jett is one of the many celebrities interviewed in a new documentary about Lemmy, lead singer and bassist for Motorhead: Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch. Joan and Lemmy have a long history together, going back to The Runaways days, and The Blackhearts toured with Motorhead and Alice Cooper in the UK in 2007.


Vh1 had this big news for metalheads and Motorhead fans: The latest installment of the VH1 Rock Docs, series. “Lemmy” premieres Friday, February 11th at 11:30PM* on VH1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia.

Filmed over the course of three years, “LEMMY” made its world premiere at the 2010 South By Southwest Film and Music Festival, and has since collected rave reviews at film festivals around the globe. Other interviews featured in the film include musicians Dave Grohl, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Joan Jett, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osborne, Slash, The Clash’s Mick Jones, Joy Division/New Order’s Peter Hook, IceT, David Navarro, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, as well as actor/musician Billy Bob Thornton and professional wrestler Triple H, all of whom make the case that Lemmy is more than just a tremendous musician: he symbolizes what metal is, what it was, and what it should be. “LEMMY” is currently screening at theaters nationwide and the uncensored director’s cut will be available in stores on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, February 15.

The film has been making the rounds at screenings and festivals all over the world, and has been showing at US theaters since January 13. Here’s a list of upcoming theaters and cities. See the full list of dates at The site says that more dates will be added soon:

  • Jan. 26, San Antonio, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes **
  • Jan. 27, 9 p.m., Savannah, GA, Muse Arts Warehouse (Psychotronic Film Festival)**
  • Jan. 28-30, Nashville, Belcourt Theatre
  • Jan. 28-29, Auburn, NY, The Auburn Public Theater
  • Jan. 30, Cleveland, The Beachland Ballroom**
  • Feb. 1-2, San Francisco, The Roxie
  • Feb. 2, Portland, ME, SPACE Gallery **
  • Feb. 2, Tucson, AZ, The Loft Cinema **
  • Feb. 2-3, Detroit, The Magic Bag
  • Feb. 3, Philadelphia, The Trocadero**
  • Feb. 4, Boston, Regent Theatre **
  • Feb. 4-10, Seattle, Northwest Film Forum
  • Feb. 4-6, Pittsburgh, Harris Theater
  • Feb. 4-6, Kansas City, MO, Screenland Crossroads
  • Feb. 5: Long Beach, Calif., The Art Theatre of Long Beach **
  • Feb. 5, Macon, GA, Cox Capitol Theatre **
  • Feb. 10, 9:45 p.m., Chicago, The Music Box Theatre**
  • ** One night only

From the official site: “Theaters wanting to book Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch should contact”

More info:

Teaser trailer #1 (YouTube):

Teaser trailer #2 (YouTube) — brief shot of Joan in this one:

Side note…

Before I found the official site with all the US theater dates listed, I googled “Lemmy pittsburgh, pa” to see if the film would screen in my hometown. This was the first hit! Awwwww! (Too bad I’m allergic. I miss having kitties.)


Meow! My name is LEMMY. I need a home and someone to love me.



“Multiple Sarcasms” release announced for March 2010


Joan Jett and The Blackhearts filmed Multiple Sarcasms back in 2007 , and the release date was recently announced for March 2010. EW says it will be released in “select cities.”

The band performs in drag as the “night club band” in the film, which stars Timothy Hutton, Mira Sorvino, Dana Delaney, Mario Van Peebles, and Stockard Channing.

Here’s the trailer:

And here are a couple of stills from the movie–hysterical! See the rest at

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts in "Multiple Sarcasms", from

Joan Jett on stage in the "Multiple Sarcasms" movie, from

You can follow the film on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

I hope they announce an official release date soon.

2010 is going to be our year, Jettheads!

Joan Jett in 2009: Movies, TV Shows, and Books

The Runaways movie was by far the biggest Joan Jett project of 2009, but it wasn’t the only one. Here is a summary of all of the books, movies, and TV shows from 2009 that contained either appearances by Joan, contributions by Joan, or references to Joan. Continue reading

Joan Jett’s “Dancing With the Stars” connection

Contestants on “Dancing with the Stars” performed a team number to Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You” this week. I don’t watch that show, so I almost wasn’t going to talk about this, until I read that Mark Dacascos was one of the contestants dancing to this song!

One of Mark’s most recent projects is The Chairman on Iron Chef America, but veteran Jettheads may recognize Mark’s name from Boogie Boy, the 1998 movie he starred in with Joan Jett herself. Joan played Jerk, a singer in a rock ‘n’ roll band (a huge stretch for her). 🙂 Mark’s character is Jesse, an ex-con running from a troubled past who meets Jerk during a show. After Jerk’s drummer (played by real-life Blackheart drummer Thommy Price) passes out in the middle of a song, Jesse saves the day by filling in. Joan has two or three scenes, including a performance piece where Jerk’s band performs “Full Cycle,” the original song written by Joan for the movie.

Here’s a clip. (WARNING: Boogie Boy is rated R, and this scene contains drug use and cursing. View at your own risk.) Jerk’s band is played by the 1998 Blackhearts lineup of Thommy Price on drums, Tony Bruno on guitar, and Sean Koos on bass.


And here’s the clip from “Dancing with the Stars.” Personally, I think ballroom dancing to Joan Jett is very odd, but if it floats your boat, who am I to judge?