For the third episode covering the films of the Australian New Wave era, we look at Bruce Beresford’s 1981 classic Puberty Blues. Starring Nell Schofeild and Jad Capelja as life-long friends Debbie and Sue, this is a film about growing up in the seventies. Full of great examples of ocker dialogue – you’ll be calling everyone a mole after watching this film – Puberty Blues is a wonderful example of the types of films made during the new wave era.
Make sure to check out the previous episodes below:
Wake in Fright – 1970 – Ted Kotcheff – Guest Michael Denniston
The Man From Hong Kong – 1975 – Brian Trenchard-Smith – Guest Miranda Sadjak
The Man From Hong Kong – Interview with Director Brian Trenchard-Smith
Puberty Blues – 1981 – Bruce Beresford – Guest Bernadette Peirce
Razorback – 1984 – Russell Mulcahy – Guest Simon Sherry
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