Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll is a lot for any 15-year-old to handle, but for Joan Jett and Cherie Currie of The Runaways, it became a lifestyle.

In the new biopic 'The Runaways,' stars Dakota Fanning (as Currie) and Kristen Stewart (as Jett) portray these young rock icons with fierceness and honesty. It was a filming experience that both say they will never forget.

Fanning felt a kindred spirit to Currie, being 15 herself at the time the movie was made, and wanting to prove that despite growing up on the big screen, she has the maturity to take on controversial subject matter and nail it. Stewart, a self-professed tomboy at 15, related to Jett's relentless battle against the stigma of being a female guitarist in a macho music business.
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