The 20 Most Gratuitous Girl-on-Girl Scenes in Movies

Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart

Movie: The Runaways (2010)

The film is based on the true story of all-girl hard rock band The Runaways; as in real life, the nexus of the band is the duo of Cherie Currie (Fanning) and Joan Jett (Stewart). The movie was based on a book, Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway, by Currie, and includes some sapphic moments between Currie and Jett which were not in the source material. In a way, that's the definition of gratuitous—although that doesn't mean the scenes were inaccurate. When asked by Spin magazine whether she thought the scenes were exploitative, Currie said, "At first, I would have agreed with that. But no, it tells the truth. First of all, back in the mid-’70s, Bowie had just come out as bisexual and so had Elton John and that was really intriguing. We experimented. We weren’t in love with each other. We just had fun. I like that it’s in the film." 

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