The Runaways clip starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning

Jul 21, 2010 at 2:39 p.m. ET

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star in The Runaways as real-life rockers Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, founding members of the all-girl group The Runaways.

Kristen Stewart in The Runaways

We've got an exclusive clip from The Runaways that has its stars seeing stars when speaking about the inspirational women who broke through the male dominated world of rock and roll in the 1970s.

"I think our generation has grown up with really strong female music performers. We're used to that. I think this movie will open the eyes of people our age who don't really know that it was so tough for them once upon a time," Dakota Fanning said.

Kristen Stewart worked closely with Joan Jett to effectively capture a moment in time that almost seems antiquated in today's word of female rock stars. "If people are being themselves, it's going to get really intense, I don't know, taboo," Kristen Stewart said of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie expressing themselves in a time when women were encouraged to be more reserved. "When something is true, people are going to be like: Oh, they're a little too hardcore."

The Runaways created hits such as Cherry Bomb, which was featured in the 1990s hit Dazed and Confused. To see the cinematic story behind the rock and roll legends is a refreshing and intensive look at women battling the odds to ultimately triumph.

The RunawaysThe Twilight Saga: Eclipsemay be what Kristen Stewart is most known for these days, but she shows another side of herself in The Runaways. Stewart is widely believed to be the best of the three main actors in Twilight (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are the other two) and Kristen Stewart's talent is on full display as Joan Jett in The Runaways.

Dakota Fanning has literally grown up in front of movie audiences' eyes. Dakota Fanning is also in The Twilight Saga alongside Kristen Stewart and here, too, in The Runaways, Fanning shows her acting chops as the troubled rocker. "They did get really close. They went through a lot together," Dakota Fanning said of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie.

In our exclusive clip from The Runaways, Cherie Currie takes us behind the scenes with The Runaways director Floria Sigismondi and gives SheKnows readers a glimpse into how the real-life story of female empowerment made it to the big screen starring two of Hollywood's hottest up-and-coming actresses -- Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart.

Exclusive clip from The Runaways

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