By Steffie Nelson and Melissa Magsaysay

In the movie "The Runaways," the basic plot of the band's story -- L.A. teens rise from the glitter and grit of the Sunset Strip to kick open the doors of the rock 'n' roll boys club only to discover more than they bargained for -- is the stuff that rock mythology is made of. Their tough, sexy, "jail bait" style continues to inspire female rockers from Courtney Love to the Donnas. Photo: The actual Runaways backstage at the Whisky in 1977.
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