Joan Jett’s Life Makes It to the Big Screen

Published by PETA.

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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