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Joan Jett’s Life Makes It to the Big Screen

Written by PETA | June 24, 2009

With all the post-Twilight buzz, movie critics are all over the news that Kristen Stewart (along with costar Dakota Fanning) has taken on a leading role in a new film, The Runaways, about iconic female rock star—and vegetarian extraordinaire—Joan Jett.

As the executive producer, Joan has been closely involved in the making of the movie. But we know that she never lets her busy schedule interrupt her dedication to animals. While recording her most recent album, she recorded a “veggie testimonial” for PETA, and now she’s found time to visit some sanctuary friends.


Joan Jett


We’re sure that a movie about this trailblazing rocker will be a hit with both animal and music lovers alike. Now, turn up “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” on your stereo and leave a comment below to let us know which other animal rights icons’ lives would make for an inspiring movie.

Written by Liz Graffeo

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  • Ange says:

    P!nk is an animals lover and she’s really involved in the PETA association too!!

  • Kathleen Smith says:

    Along with Paul McCartney lets not forget George Harrison who was a vegetarian and wrote ” Piggies” which is an anti meat eating song and also John Lennon who wrote “Bungalow Bill” which is an anti hunting song. Both of these can be found on the “White Album”.

  • Kate Santry says:

    The pig in the picture with Joan Jett is named Joan Jett and I am her sponsor!!! How cool is that?

  • maurikelly23 says:

    I would love to see a movie about Ingrid Newkirk’s life and all that she has achieved for PETA and the animals. Another woman i really admire and she is 100 animal rights icon would be Brigitte Bardot.. the french actress and lover of all creatures!

  • Lynn Heydon says:

    I think a movie should be made about the lives of the members of the band AFI.. Davey Jade Hunter Adam are all extraordinary VegetariansVegans…..

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Female vocalists who are animal loving vegetarians are Chrissie Hynde Joan Jett KD Lang Annie Haslam Canada’s overlooked Mae Moore Maria Daines and The Seekers venerable Judith Durham. I must also mention Leona Lewis Carrie Underwood Nellie McCay Shania Twain and Heather Small.

  • Trevor says:

    Kate Bush. Kate has been an animal lover before it was fashionable.

  • Artcie Tracie says:

    WooHoo For Joan Jett! Great PhotoLove your friends don’t eat them! I’d love to watch a biographical history of Shirley Manson of the Band ‘Garbage’. She is amazingly talented in so many ways…

  • Ilovepaul says:

    Make one about Paul McCartney!!! A Vegetarian Rock God!

  • Lauren Kelly says:

    Cool! Fugazi or Chrissie Hynde would be a good one.