Why You Should Watch: Puberty Blues

Released in 1981, Bruce Beresford’s iconic Australian film remains an unsentimental summer treat, a girl-powered trip to the beach without rose-coloured sunglasses. Here’s why you should watch – or re-watch it again.
It’s adapted from a great teen novel – written by teenagers themselves When Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette published their autobiographical novel in 1979, it caused a scandal for its frank depictions of underage sex (the main characters w...

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