Glamour and glitter, fashion and fame: those are the words that come to mind when we think of Jem and the Holograms. Inspired by the glitz of '80s pop music, the cartoon features business woman Jerrica Benton who, with the help of her father's supercomputer Synergy, transforms into Jem, the most beautiful rock star in the world! During their adventures, Jem and her bandmates Kimber, Aja, Shana, and Raya climb the music charts (and help run an orphanage) all while battling the evil schemes of Pizzazz, Roxy, Stormer, and Jetta a.k.a. The Misfits. Get your truly outrageous Jem t-shirts right here at 80sTees!
Jem was not the original name for the character. The first name given was “M” , which stood for “music, metamorphosis, and magic”. Her alter ego was Misty instead of Jerrica. They dropped the name because they feared copyright problems.