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Puberty Blues

The book Puberty Blues was made into the movie Puberty Blues.

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Book details for Puberty Blues

Puberty Blues was written by Gabrielle Carey. The book was published in 1979 by McPhee Gribble. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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Bestselling author Kathy Lettes debut novel is available in Britain for the first time.Written twenty years ago, Puberty Blues is the bestselling account of growing up in the 1970s that took Australia by storm and spawned an eponymous cult movie. It also ... Read More
Bestselling author Kathy Lettes debut novel is available in Britain for the first time.Written twenty years ago, Puberty Blues is the bestselling account of growing up in the 1970s that took Australia by storm and spawned an eponymous cult movie. It also marked the starting point of Kathy Lettes writing career, which sees her now as an author at the forefront of her field.Puberty Blues is about top chicks and surfie spunks and the kids who dont quite make the cut: it recreates with fascinating honesty a world where only the gang and the surf count. Its a hilarious and horrifying account of the way many teenagers live and some of them die. Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Careys insightful novel is as painfully true today as it ever was.

Movie details for Puberty Blues

The movie was released in 1981 and directed by Bruce Beresford, who also directed Breaker Morant (1980), Mister Johnson (1990) and Black Robe (1991). Puberty Blues was produced by Umbrella. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

 

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Australia released, PAL/Region 4 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada. Languages: o English (Dolby Digital 2.0) Synopsis: Meet Sue, a teenage Australian girl in the late 70s, w... Read More
Australia released, PAL/Region 4 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada. Languages: o English (Dolby Digital 2.0) Synopsis: Meet Sue, a teenage Australian girl in the late 70s, whose life mainly consists of doing what everyone else does - watch the surfing boys and have sex with the same surfing boys. The girls have to follow lots of strange customs, e.g. do not eat or go to the bathroom when a boy is around. Ugly girls have two choices - being bitches and hate boys, or being generally cheap and looked down upon by everyone. The afternoons are spent on the beaches, in the backseats of car or at home-alone-parties where sex and alcohol are the main ingredients. Parents and teachers are trying to straighten the kids out, but that is not easy. - Director Bruce Beresford continued his tradition of putting socially disenfranchised characters front and center with this wryly observant comedy drama about middle class Australian teens that served as a stark contrast to the popular American teen films of its day. Friends from the Sydney suburb of Cronulla, Debbie (Nell Schofield) and Sue (Jad Capelja) are a pair of average schoolgirls who smoke, drink, have sex, and cheat on exams. The girls are also striving to become "surfie chicks," the groupies that hang around the surfer boy gangs of southern Sydney, pairing off with the objects of their affection. Adhering to odd rules that prevent them from eating or going to the bathroom in the surfers' presence, the girls get into trouble for their wild behavior, with Debbie eventually fearing that she's pregnant, leading to a fatal overdose of heroin for her boyfriend Garry (Geoff Rhoe). Ultimately, Debbie and Sue become disillusioned with the sexism and narrow-mindedness of their crowd. Special Features: o Biographies o Cast/Crew Interview(s) o Collectors Edition o Interactive Menu o Photo Gallery o Scene Access o Trailer(s)