Floria Sigismondi’s account of the formation and early career of The Runaways is opening soon, and here’s the first full trailer for the film. It’s a a lot better than the teaser, as it goes slightly lighter on all the world-changing crap and shows off the characters and the LA dives and parties in which they came together.
Yahoo has the trailer, and I wonder if the film will look as washed out on screen as it does in the trailer. I get it — there’s some attempt to recreate the visuals of the time, and I can see the washed-out images being part of that. I do love how creepy Michael Shannon looks as Kim Fowley, the producer who helped the group come together and took more than his share of the credit for the band. Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart look a bit like girls trying to look like rock stars, but that might be exactly the point. Is that what the real versions of their characters were like? Could be.
And is that what the ‘rock and roll history’ part of the narration is meant to represent? Some youthful naivete and misunderstanding of the mercurial nature of the music business? Maybe.