A look at three girls, young teens, in the era of the Beatles. Pam lives with parents who haven't spoken directly to each other in two years, using their daughters to talk across the table to each other. Gloria wants to play games with her boyfriend Graeme and ends up pregnant after a kissless, passionless introduction to sex. Stella becomes popular and puts her friendship with Pam on hold. Meanwhile, Pam's father and other predatory men lurk in the shadows around the girls. Written by
Did You Know?
A 14-year-old Nicole Kidman
was offered a role in the film, after Jane Campion discovered her at a drama school. This film would have been Kidman's first professional acting, but dropped out because she found the material too explicit. Campion and Kidman would later collaborate on numerous projects, and Kidman once performed a kissing scene from this film at an award show, with Naomi Watts, to state how much she regretted turning this film down. See more