It’s particularly honest about the problems your father and your sister had.
How did it feel revisiting such difficult but also exciting times?
The surfer dudes called her “Malibu Barbie.” One editor of a surfing magazine struck up a correspondence and sent her letters addressed to “Maliboobie.” “You had better get hot and send some good photos,” he wrote to her in black marker. In a letter to the editor published in June 1974, Jackie admonished one magazine for its skin-deep coverage of female surfers: “If they’re so hot, why don’t you show them surfing? She cold-called directors to cajole them into donating reels of their documentaries for her events, and phoned local officials to arrange for fire permits, security and space.
She passed out hundreds of homemade flyers up and down the Pacific Coast Highway.
It was the only time she could be on the water and not have to deal with the catcalls and the teasing, the good-natured gibes that gradually shaded into something harder and meaner.
Before sunrise, she was just another surfer, her back to the sand, waiting for the right wave. Tall and slender with bright blue eyes and brown hair down to her shoulders, Jackie could have passed for Mary Tyler Moore’s daughter. ” She could never tell how seriously to take the attention. ” When Jackie heard that only male surfers were being paid to attend the national championships that year in North Carolina, she organized two benefit screenings of surf films to cover the travel expenses for female competitors.
Jackie just wanted to find her own group of misfits.
Born and raised in the USA, she is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
How has that period and all its intensity overshadowed the rest of your life? Is that because you feel you’ve learned something from those experiences? The look of the film, the production design is very detailed and very convincing.
Have you learned to live with it or put it behind you? I had to revisit all those feelings and try to look at what happened when I wrote the book [in 1988]. He’s very musically inclined: he actually plays in my band, and he’s a fantastic singer/songwriter. Is that how you remember your world looking in the 1970s? The visuals I thought were exceptional: they really took me back to the Seventirs, which were my favourite time. Did Kim Fowley really come up to you in a club and say: “We are choosing you to be a part of rock-and-roll history”?
The film focuses on Joan Jett embodied by Kristen Stewart (“Adventureland,” “Twilight”) and Cherie Currie, played by Dakota Fanning (“New Moon,” “Charlotte’s Web”) as they kick their way past adolescence and into rock stardom.
Michael Shannon (“Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”) portrays producer Kim Fowley who manhandles the teens into an international rock machine in 1975.