The root of Judy's problems
Judy is very emotional throughout the whole movie. Most of her problems are because her dad isn't affectionate enough. Judy cries because he calls her a dirty tramp. He called her a dirty tramp because she dresses provocatively to get guys attention. While at the police station Judy becomes emotional because the police calls her mom not her dad.
Judy becomes very vulnerable because of the issues with her dad. Because Judy feels like her dad doesn't give her enough attention, she goes out at all hours of the night to find guys who will fulfill that attention that she wants. She wears lots of makeup and very sort dresses. When her dad doesn't want to kiss her she just leaves the house. Also, when Buzz dies she runs right to Jim. Judy always needs a man in her life and if she doesn't get the attention she wants, she will definitely go out and search for someone who gives it to her.
Although Judy doesn't do anything that is terrible or against the law, she is still a rebel. In the beginning of the movie Judy gets in trouble for being out past curfew and then gets brought to the police station because they mistake her as a streetwalker because of her short red dress and matching lipstick. Judy stays out all hours of the night and fiends for attention from any guy possible. She is not a proper lady at all.
The chickie run is the game of chicken. This game is where the two drivers who are competing drive on a collision course towards each other. If nobody swerves they will both die, but if someone does swerve they automatically are the chicken. If you are known as the chicken, you are also known as a coward. Buzz and his gang slashed Jim's tires, when Jim asked Judy why she hangs out with him Buzz quickly jumped in and pulled out his switchblade and challenges him to a knife fight. Jim refuses because he doesn't have a knife and even when offered one he still refuses. Buzz starts to call Jim a chicken so he begins to fight him. They fight until Jim hits Buzz's knife away, and Buzz automatically wants another shot at him. Jim agree's to stealing cars and doing a chickie run.