“This was one of the moments in my life where I wanted to be as present [as possible] and absorb everything that she said to me,” she recalled.
It was around that time she was romantically linked to sex icon Carmen Electra. And if they want to know who I am, I write about who I am in the lyrics, so don't be lazy-read the lyrics and figure it out for yourself. You don't want to say: "All right, you guys, you can't be involved in this." You want everybody to be involved. "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.
The band was ahead of its time in many ways, with its hard-rock sound emerging during an era when disco music was king.
They also felt dismissed by audiences and critics because of their young age and their gender; the public didn't seem to know what to do with five girls who sang about sex, rebelling, and partying.
While Jett would never come right out in public and declare she was a lesbian, people began noticing something different at her concerts regarding her stage presence and often that the crowds were becoming more and more female...
Rumors ran wild, but when Joan was often pressed on the issue she felt the need to remind people her sexuality was her own business.