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bodgie

(ˈbɒdʒɪ)
n
an unruly or uncouth young man, esp in the 1950s; teddy boy
adj
inferior; worthless
[C20: from bodge]
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It starred Raki Vega and Kristian Lei as Ti Moune, Jeffrey Hidalgo (replaced in later runs by Gian Magdangal) as Daniel, May Bayot as Mama Euralie, Bodgie Simon as Tonton Julian, Cathy Azanza as Andrea, Michael de Mesa as Armand, and as the four Gods, Bituin Escalante (Asaka, mother of the earth), Michael Williams (Agwe, god of water), Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Erzulie, goddess of love) and Jett Pangan (Papa Ge, demon of death).
Somewhat surprising, then, that Brickell's most reliable resources for the reconstruction of pre-1980 gay history are not the many previously unpublished photographic illustrations sourced from various collections but official records, particularly verbatim transcripts of evidence provided in court cases of sexual assault, and government-sponsored reformist inquiries into this and that social problem (the overcrowding of men's penal institutions, for instance), and published tabloid accounts of putative sexual scandals (the advent of bodgie youth culture) as filtered through the editorial mindset of the day.
Brilliantine was essential to maintaining the gravity-defying men's hairstyles of the 1950s: the exaggerated ducktail of the Bodgie and Elvis's engorged cowlick.
1993) All shook up: The flash bodgie and the rise of the New Zealand teenager in the fifties, Penguin, Auckland.