Rocker Joan Jett recently traded in her Blackheart to
star in lighthearted indie teen comedy Endless Bummer.
The movie follows a group of teenagers from Ventura as they chase down a stolen surfboard. It’s set in 1984, the year of Jett’s album Glorious Results of a Misspent
Youth, and the plot sounds so simple and silly it just might result in something glorious itself —
as long as they don’t try to take it too seriously. Producer Steven Siebert describes the film as “a genuine story of a pivotal day for a group of young
Ventura surfers” and fellow producer Kevin Lyman says, “its relevance is timeless and has no boundaries.”
Ummm, okay. I get that the best comedies actually have deeper meaning (think of the anthropological masterpiece
Dazed and Confused),
but I was sold when I read that the soundtrack will include ’80s hits covered by current rockers, including Jett.
Even if this movie doesn’t “Change the World,”
it’ll hopefully be chock full of fun-in-the-sun nostalgia. If you live in Ventura, wander on down to the beach — maybe you’ll catch the cast in action!