Quadrophenia

Jimmy is a young Mod living in 60's London.
Along with his friends he enjoys driving his scooter, popping pills and drinking alcohol.
Jimmy lives with his parents and doesn't get on with his drunken father.
Working as a junior mailboy in an advertising company he dreams of weekends away with his Mod friends and fights with the Rockers.
Jimmy meets one of his school friends in the municipal bath, he turns out to be a rocker.
Jimmy and his mates are getting ready to drive their scooters down to Brighton for the bank holiday weekend and order their suits and raid a chemist for there supply of blues.
Jimmy starts to catch the eye of Steph, a lovely modette played by Leslie Ash.
On arriving in Brighton there is a clash of Mods and rockers and JImmy and Steph manage to slip away, hide and make love in an alleyway.
Jimmy gets arrested and Steph escapes.
On Jimmy's return to London the drugs and deink catch up with him, he goes into a deep depression especially when Steph starts going out with one of Jimmy's mates.
Jimmy has a break down and travels back to Brighton to try to recreate the feeling of brotherhood and camaradery he found fighting along the Mods against the rocker and police.
He finds something,but not what he is looking for.

Daniel Wright

Factual error: In the Brighton street scenes the parading air cadets are wearing service issue pullovers. These were not introduced as part of the uniform until the mid seventies. During the sixties air cadets would have been wearing battledress tunics.

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Steph: Going to be one of the faces?
Jimmy: What do you mean going to be? I AM one of the faces.

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Trivia: A lot of the cast of Quadrophenia also appeared in the film Scum which was made the same year.

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Question: Was Steph, played by Leslie Ash, supposed to be a mod girl or just a girl who hung around with with mods?because her clothes which was mainly dresses and skirts and a leather coat wasn't really mod girl clothes, her hair was long and in no particular style and wore very little eye make up.A classic mod girl would would have worn ski pants, have a short hairstyle like a bob and would wear dark eye make up like other girls in the film.

Answer: Your description of "Mod" is too limited. It included a wider range of fashion styles beyond what you've described and included mini-skirts, geometric-patterned dresses, casual hip-hugger pants, leather coats and jackets, and so on. The same with hairstyles which varied from short, angular bobs, to beehives, and long tresses with feathered bangs. The "natural" look was also in style then, along with the more extreme make-up type. Steph certainly fit into the overall Mod style and culture.

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