EDGEPLAY: A FILM ABOUT THE RUNAWAYS
From page 77 of Classic Rock Magazine November 2006
Sacred Dogs Entertainment
Is it any good? Of corset is. Film-maker Victory Tischler-Blue (formerly Runaways bassist Vicky Blue) encountered two major problems when making Edgeplay . She was unable to licence very much original Runaways music, and Joan Jett refused to participate. But against the odds a strangely compulsive movie has emerged.
With archive footage used only selectively, Tischler-Blue concentrates on modern-day interviews. She coaxes some great stuff out of the likes of Cherie Currie, Lita Ford and of course The Runaways’ svengali, the cadaverous-butstill-cocky Kim Fowley. Talking about Currie’s penchant for wearing a corset, stockings and suspenders on stage, Fowley says: “We never thought of anything sexual – it was athletic.” Yeah, right.
But Runaways drummer Sandy West’s mom clearly had the measure of Fowley from the beginning: “He was bad news because he was wearing an orange suit.”