- Joan Jett was a member of The Runaways.
- Footage of Spider-Man: Homecoming shown at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International was set to "Bad Reputation". This may be a reference to it being the theme song from the television series Freaks and Geeks, which starred the film's writer John Francis Daley and actor Martin Starr.
- "Bad Reputation" was also featured in the comic book adaptation Kick-Ass and her song "I Hate Myself for Loving You" was featured in Kick-Ass 2.
- Joan Jett's collaboration with Paul Westerberg, "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love", was featured in the comic book adaptation Tank Girl.
- In The Defenders episode Fish in the Jailhouse, Foggy Nelson calls Jessica Jones "super Joan Jett".