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Puberty Blues

Network Ten
15 August, 2012
Puberty Blues

Puberty Blues is a 1981 Australian coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford, based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey, which is a protofeminist teen novel about two 15-year-old girls from the middle-class Sutherland Shire in Sydney. The girls attempt to create a popular social status by ingratiating themselves with the "Greenhill gang" of surfers, who have a careless attitude toward casual sex, drugs and alcohol over the course of one Sydney summer.

Director Bruce Beresford
Produced by Joan Long, Margaret Kelly
Screenplay by Margaret Kelly
Starring Nell Schofield, Jad Capelja, Geoff Rhoe, Tony Hughes, Kirrily Nolan, Alan Cassell, Rowena Wallace, Charles Tingwell
Music Les Gock
Cinematography Don McAlpine
Edited by William M. Anderson
Production, company Limelight Productions
Distributed by Roadshow Films
Released December 10, 1981 (Australia)
Running time 87 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget AU $800,000
Box office AU$3.9 million (Australia)

About Puberty Blues

A pair of Australian teens go out of their way to find acceptance with the cool surfing crowd. The coming-of-age story takes place in Sydney's Sutherland Shire. It is based on Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey's 1979 book of the same name.

Achievement of Puberty Blues

The series ran for a total of seventeen episodes over the course of its two year run. It received positive reviews from The Sydney Morning Herald.

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