Assessments of her impact at that time differ; one reviewer has written that "the received wisdom that [the Runaways] carved out new territory for female musicians is hard to justify – it's doubtful that the predominantly male audience who flocked to see the 16-year-old [Currie] in her undies picked up any feminist subtext." After three albums with the Runaways (The Runaways, Queens of Noise and Live in Japan), Currie went on to be a solo artist.
She signed a contract with Mercury saying she would record four records, but she left the Runaways after the third album, thus she was obligated to record another album. While in Japan, the twins performed on many TV shows.
Both the single "This Time" and the album Messin' with the Boys made the top 200 on U. Along with the album recordings with Marie, Cherie and Marie sang, wrote, and produced songs for The Rosebud Beach Hotel and its soundtrack called, The Rosebud Beach Hotel Soundtrack. In 1991, Cherie and Marie Currie performed at the Coconut Teaser which was a tribute concert to Paula Pierce, she was a member of The Pandoras.
For the final performance The remaining Pandoras backed the Currie sisters.
As the first female outfit to play aggressive music, the Runaways were in-your-face, provocative and sexual -- which was titillating to some and disturbing to others, especially since the girls were 15 and 16 at the time.
Currie, now 50, is a chainsaw artist, carving mermaids and teddy bears out of tree stumps.
Guess rock ‘n roll, or at least the attitude, never dies.
The book recounts Currie’s joining the group at age 15 only to quit two years later after what seemed like a lifetime of sex, drugs and rock and roll. I had no problem singing [“Have ya, grab ya, till you’re sore” in “Cherry Bomb”]. If you read the book, then you’ll know that my twin sister’s boyfriend had raped me and took my virginity. They did not want the Cherie character to lose her innocence so early in the film.
(CNN) -- Joan Jett enters her hotel room with all the swagger of -- well, Joan Jett.
The black shag haircut, the tomboyish gait, the New York accent (strange, since Jett is originally from Pennsylvania) -- they're all traits nailed by "Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart in the new movie "The Runaways," about the life and times of the real-life '70s girl group.
So Cherie ran with the idea of two blonds are better than one, and changed the band name from Cherie Currie to Cherie and Marie Currie.
With Marie Currie, she recorded Messin' with the Boys for Capitol Records and Young and Wild for Raven. Messin' with the Boys received more radio play than Beauty's Only Skin Deep and, the song "Since You Been Gone" off Messin' with the Boys charted number 95 on US charts. Cherie and Marie performed on many television shows to support the album; including the Sha Na Na show, and The Mike Douglas Show.
In her interview, Jett talked about everything from Kristen Stewart’s portrayal of her, being a girl trying to play rock in the 70s and the film’s frank depiction of sexuality.