Sure, now Diane Lane is making drippy romantic comedies factory produced to float the spectre of Old Maid-ism over a restless female populace ... but in 1981, things were a little different. In Lou Adler's Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, Lane starred as Corrinne Burns, a sexy, rebellious teenager who, with Laura Dern in tow, chucks high school for world domination via punk rock. The girls have zero musical talent but tons of attitude, mostly borrowed from Corinne's boyfriend (the still-aggro Ray Winstone), and rise to fame by spreading the mantra, "We won't put out!" Paramount refused to release the film, and it put an end to Adler's career. Lucky for Lane, I guess, her subversive tendencies were pretty easy to shake. The film also featured cameos by members of The Sex Pistols and The Clash.
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