The Donnas Head For Big Screen, Ink Autographs For Marilyn Manson On The Way

With appearances in two films on the way, Palo Alto, California's favorite high-octane rock outfit the Donnas will make the move to the big screen next year.

The band recently shot a scene for the upcoming Tri-Star Pictures Rose McGowan vehicle "Jawbreaker," which is due early in 1999. The Donnas, none too surprisingly, play a band in the film, and while they only appear in one scene, they spent enough time on the set to gather their share of stories.

One day, McGowan's beau Marilyn Manson, who also has a small role in the film, came knocking on the band's trailer and asked the girls to autograph his copy of their "American Teenage Rock 'N' Roll Machine" CD. The ladies obliged, and were so bowled over by the request that they forgot to ask Manson to sign something in return.

The Donnas also caused enough of a ruckus in their trailer that co-star Carol Kane, who was lounging in the neighboring trailer, actually had to ask them to keep it down.

The group

has also filmed a handful of scenes for the upcoming Melissa Joan Hart film "Next To You," which will arrive next year courtesy of Fox Films. The Donnas will have a more substantial role in the movie, in which they will play The Electrocutes (a name the Donnas once played under), a band that auditions for and eventually lands the gig as a high school prom band.

The Donnas will be seen in various stages of the audition process, and will also be seen playing the prom, for which they learned a version of REO Speedwagon's "Keep On Loving You." The group recently finished filming their scenes in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the movie should arrive in the spring of next year.

Of course, the Donnas can currently be seen in the more traditional role of touring punk band. Here's where you can catch them:

  • 11/11 - Portsmouth, NH @ Elvis Room
  • 11/12 - Providence, RI @ Met Cafe
  • 11/13 - University Park, PA @ Penn State University
  • 11/14 - New York, NY @ Bowery

    Ballroom

And for those of you who can't get enough of the Donnas, check out MTV Online's special report on the band... Meet The Donnas.