Bad Reputation covers Jett’s influence on rock n’ roll during its male-dominated days.
The trailer opens with Jett discussing the first piece of advice she received when she began taking guitar lessons at the age of 13: “Girls don’t play rock ‘n’ roll.” A more reserved present-day Jett responds with a stone-faced “bull.” She discusses how she blazed a trail to the top, first with the all-girl rock band the Runaways and later as the frontwoman with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
The film features interviews with other musicians such as Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Pete Townshend, and Billie Joe Armstrong.
“Tell me I can’t do something and you know I’m gonna be dong it,” she says in the trailer.
The movie hits theaters and streaming services on Sept. 28.