Joan Jett sat down at the Variety Studio presented by AT&T at the Sundance Film Festival to discuss her documentary, “Bad Reputation,” which had its premiere at the 2018 event.
“It gives me a chance to look at myself from a completely different perspective that I don’t see,” she says. “It enables me to feel and see myself in a different way.”
Kenny Laguna says he has a “brother and sister” relationship with Jett. “Or maybe even worse — maybe it’s like sisters,” he jokes. “We fight, and it goes away. We just leave all the surrounding people in our wake.”
He adds, “We also come together on a certain kind of musical energy. We like pop music with menace.”
Jett reflected back on her career, including being “scared to death” after being asked to play with Nirvana.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play with a few people who are really amazing,” she says.