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Classic Australian features.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file, 87 min.) : digital, stereo, sound, color.
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Producers, Joan Long, Margaret Kelly ; director, Bruce Beresford ; screenplay, Margaret Kelly.
Participant or Performer Note:
Nell Schofield (Debbie), Jadranka Capelja (Sue), Geoff Rhoe (Garry), Tony Hughes (Danny).
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Umbrella Entertainment in 1981.
Summary, etc.:
Puberty Blues traces the lives of two adolescent females who have spent the first part of their lives in a group by themselves, while desperately trying to break into the "in" crowd who dominate the Greenhill beach. Once they are accepted into the group, they realise that the group's laid-back, ultra-cool facade is just that: a glossy cover-up. The main protagonist, Debbie (Nell Schofield) and her life-long companion Sue (Jad Capelja) fall into all of the group's vices, including drug-usage and casual sex. At first, they willingly present themselves to the males of the group as virtual slaves, ready to serve their pre-chosen lover's every need. Soon, though, the girls grow tired of occupying the victim role, and they work to regain respect and equality.--Kanopy.
Original Version Note:
Originally produced [Australia], Limelight Productions in association with the Australian Film Commission, 1981.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Adolescence > Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.

Series Information

Classic Australian features.

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