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Puberty Blues (1981)

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The mating rituals of two teenage surf chicks from the southern suburbs of Sydney.

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Julie Medana ...
Kim
Michael Shearman ...
Glenn
Dean Dunstone ...
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Freda (as Tina Robinson)
Nerida Clark ...
Carol
Kirrily Nolan ...
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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. Written by Rune Dahl Fitjar <rfitjar@online.no>

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The coolest things to do are the things they say we can't do.

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10 December 1981 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Al diablo con la virginidad  »

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Trivia

Gillian Armstrong was the first choice to direct but turned the film down. See more »

Goofs

Debbie's hair changes length throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Debbie Vickers: It stinks.
Sue Knight: What?
Debbie Vickers: Everything.
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Featured in 20 to 1: Great Aussie Movies (2006) See more »

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I Hope I Never
Performed by Split Enz
Written by Tim Finn
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Absolute goldmine of Aussie Trash one-liners
25 April 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Yeah, I agree with the previous comment that this film was probably meant as a serious way to reach teenagers at the turn of the 80s, but now is surely filed in the 'cult' section of most video stores and hired out by trash-lovers as a nifty snapshot of suburban middle-class Sydney and surfie-culture in the late 70s. Classic lines include: 'don't hurt him, i'll screw ya, i'll screw the lot of ya's!!', 'aw, she's just a moll', and 'comin' out the back for a root?' Embarrassing-skeletons-in-the-closet awards must go to Tim Finn (Split Enz etc.) for writing the title song, and Les Gock (currently of Popstars fame - you know, he's the one that manages new pop sensation Scandal-us) who was also responsible for some of the music. Fans of Aussie trash such as Prisoner CBH will love this - everyone else, steer clear, you'll just think it's boring and crap.


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