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Interview: The Perfect Age of Rock 'N' Roll's Taryn Manning


Interview: The Perfect Age of Rock 'N' Roll's Taryn Manning

Funny thing; Taryn Manning’s brief description on her Twitter profile is “Yeah I’m in that movie and also on that show, and yep that’s me doing all that music n stuff too.” That very well might be one of the most accurate summaries on the site. In all seriousness, I’d like to bet the majority of you have seen Manning on the big screen, in a TV show or heard a Boomkat song before. Manning’s accomplished quite a bit over the years and shows no signs of slowing down, as her repertoire continues to grow. The latest edition to Manning’s resume? The movie The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll, due out in theaters and on demand on August 5th.

The films stars Kevin Zegers as Spyder, a guy who ditches his hometown to hit it big in the music industry. Sure, his first record is a hit, but without his song writing buddy, Eric (Jason Ritter), by his side, his second go is nothing short of a disaster. In an effort to make a comeback, Spyder heads back home to make amends with Eric and make his third album a hit, together. Manning steps in as Rose, Spyder’s manager who’s just about fed up with his antics. For Rose, Eric’s presence isn’t only promising in terms of Spyder’s career, but possibly on a romantic level, too.

Clearly The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll is right up Manning’s alley as a musician and as a person who tends to gravitate towards films about music, but there was still much to be learned from director Scott D. Rosenbaum as well as her multi-talented co-stars, Zegers and Ritter. While Manning shared a great deal of insight on her experience making the film, some of the most touching material is what she had to say about working in the industry and managing her insecurities in such a judgmental business. It seems as though Manning’s policies are working because not only is The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll on the way, but she’s also got a number of projects on the horizon, both on the big screen, like The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, and musically, particularly the release of her very first single from her new solo album, “Turn It Up.”

Hear all about The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll and everything else on Manning’s plate in the video interview below.

By Perri Nemiroff

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Film producer and director best known for her work in movies such as FaceTime, Trevor, and The Professor. She has worked as an online movie blogger and reporter for sites such as,, Shockya, and MTV's Movies Blog.

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