This new edition of puberty blues is published jointly by text publishing and random house australia, in time for the new channel 10 tv series screening from august 15 2012. Puberty blues, which opens today at the cinema studio, is based on a novel of the same name by kathy lette and gabrielle carey, which purported to tell. Puberty blues, by film and my own society and culture 1485 words 6 pages when examining the 1980s film puberty blues, using techniques of content analysis and personal reflection, i have observed certain differences and similarities between the culture depicted in the film and my own society and culture. A hormonal, changing teenage girl comes across meeting one of the hottest guys in the school. Text publishing puberty blues, book by gabrielle carey. 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. You and me against the world revisiting puberty blues. The greenhills gang gather together for an ocean ceremony, while pam and roger plan a career move that could see them leave their beloved cronulla behind forever. Do you want to search free download puberty blues or free read online. As they try to make it to the top of the social heirarchy, they.
Puberty blues was adapted from the novel of the same name by kathy lette and gabrielle carey. Ifyou want to download this ebook, i provide downloads as a pdf, kindle, word, txt, ppt, rar and zip. A television series based on the novel began airing in 2012. A feminist analysis of puberty blues is developed here with reference to nostalgic youth films, womens writing and the female voice. Puberty blues struck a chord with teenage audiences when it was released because its depictions of the surfing subculture, and of ritual experimentations with sex and drugs, were refreshingly frank. Based on the iconic novel puberty blues by kathy lette and gabrielle carey, the series will move beyond the original pages and explore the mis adventures of these young girls, their families and. But they gradually come to realise the toll exacted.
In 1986, as a freshfaced archivist, i was working in the nfsa s documentation section when we received a wellloved suitcase from director bruce beresford. First published in 1979 in australia by two 18yearolds, it was a scandal, since it was about sex and drugs and if you count pat boone rock n roll. She is one of the pioneering voices of contemporary feminism, paving the way for caitlin moran and lena dunham. With brenna harding, ashleigh cummings, sean keenan, charlotte best.
Download free puberty blues by kathy lette, gabrielle. Truth masquerades as fiction as kathy lette and gabrielle carey portray themselves, at thirteen years of age, as deb and sue in a tell all account of being a teenager in. As an adult, lette became a newspaper columnist and sitcom writer, but returned to the novel form with girls night out in 1988 and has since written several more novels and plays, including foetal attraction, mad cows and dead sexy. When my daughter first saw the film of puberty blues, she made only. Bestselling author kathy lettes debut novel is available in britain for the first time. They long to be surfie chicks in the greenhills, the schools popular crowd. It also deals with what would become common young adult themes such as love, sex and identity. When you sit down at 17 to write a book, the last thing to occur to you is. Puberty blues is surely one those early 80s films with its own theme song that makes you just want to throw things at the tv screen, cringing at almost everything the film portrays. This article uses the novels reappearance as a starting point for examining the significance of the puberty blues phenomenon, which encompasses both the book and film. Puberty blues by gabrielle carey penguin books australia. The film is based on the 1979 novel puberty blues, by gabrielle carey and kathy lette, which is a protofeminist teen novel about two yearold girls from the lower middle class sutherland shire in sydney. With nell schofield, jad capelja, jeffrey rhoe, tony hughes.
The introduction of the internet, mobile phones and social networking, in my eyes, has changed everything. Puberty blues is a profoundly moral story germaine greer. Puberty blues is an australian book, film and tv show set in the 70s. Puberty blues is a 1979 novel by gabrielle carey and kathy lette. While gabrielle might prefer a life with less publicity, she is no lesser a writer. Puberty blues is a 1981 australian comingofage film directed by bruce beresford. Text publishing puberty blues, book by gabrielle carey and kathy. Puberty blues offers a cheezels and splice world that predates the internet. Review originally posted on a keyboard and an open mind 07 april 2017. Written twenty years ago, puberty blues is the bestselling account of growing up in the 1970s that took australia by storm and spawned an eponymous cult movie. Growing up is hard, but going through puberty is even harder.
It also marked the starting point of kathy lettes writing career, which sees her now as an author at the forefront of her. Personal and social identitymedia analysis with reference to the film puberty blues, a recent film of your own choice concerning adolescent themes and your micro world experiences, explain continuities and changes in the adolescent experience through time. Puberty blues is a story about a nation growing up. Thankfully the producers havent allowed the plotline to be hijacked by our present amazement at 70s clothes, hair or cooking habits. This movie is about two teenage girls coming of age and growing up on the surfing beaches just outside sydney. Puberty blues and the representation of an australian. Puberty blues follows the lives of two sunburnt 16 yearold best friends, raised in. The way families communicate is one of the major differences i have noticed after watching puberty blues, a television series set in the 1970s, about a series of families and teenagers making their way through life, puberty and problems they might encounter on a daily basis. In this article i examine one film, puberty blues, directed by bruce beresford in 1981. I went to school in the 50s and 60s and puberty blues brought back a lot of memories. Puberty blues is the biography which launched kathy lettes writing career and made her famous.
It was adapted into film in 1981 by bruce beresford and was made into a tv series in 2012 the novel and film focus on the two main characters, teenagers debbie vickers and sue knight, as they try and get in with the cool crowd, the green hills gang. Puberty blues tv program captures what its like growing up in the 70s. The text publishing company and random house australia are delighted to announce that they have combined forces to publish the iconic puberty blues by gabrielle carey and kathy lette. Puberty blues is a retrospective that will appeal to both teens and adults trying to find the wisdom to navigate a childs most turbulent years. The mating rituals of two teenage surf chicks from the southern suburbs of sydney. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Debbie nell schofield and sue jad capelja are bored with their suburban lifestyle. Australian tv comes of age puberty blues johnbrawley.
Puberty blues addresses the sexism of surf culture and youth culture in general in australia in the 1970s. Puberty blues nude scenes 6 images and 5 videos including appearances from charlotte best susie porter. Kathy lette is a celebrated and outspoken comic writer who has an inimitable take on serious current issues. By day, we were at school learning logarithms, but by nightin the back of cars, under the bowling alley, on cronulla beach, or, if you were lucky, in a bed while someone. This new edition of puberty blues is published jointly by text publishing and random house. Watch puberty blues online vimeo on demand on vimeo. Based on the bestselling book by kathy lette and gabrielle carey, the film version was released in december 1981. My copy is a 2002 reprint from england with new forewards by two of the few australian lady celebs, kylie minogue and germaine greer. It doesnt have a specific genre, but more like a mixture. Two years earlier albie thoms palm beach 1979 presented a much darker look at the criminal underbelly within a transient surfing community. Gabrielle carey is often unfairly referred to as the other writer of puberty blues first published in 1979, overshadowed by the effusive kathy.
Puberty blues 1981 was based on the book of the same name by kathy lette and gabrielle carey, a pair of reallife sydney teens who wrote newspaper articles under the pseudonym the salami. Heres a first look at puberty blues, a brand new australian television series airing on network ten in 2012. They say that your adolescent teenage years are the years to cherish, but i think otherwise. It has long been controversial with adults but much sought out by teenagers for its depictions of adolescent sex. Written twenty years ago, puberty blues is the bestselling account of growing up in the 1970s that took more. Puberty blues tells the story of of debbie and sue, two thirteenyearolds desperate to make into one of the surfie gangs that hang around cronulla beach. The penultimate scene in puberty blues is for most viewers including this writer, the defining moment in the film. Bruce beresfords puberty blues from australia begins with the sight of two decidedly unglamorous teenage girls as they wend their.
Puberty bluespuberty blues is pure fantasy and twenty years on is even more irrelevant than ever. Puberty blues tv program captures what its like growing up in the a first look at the new channel 10 drama series puberty blues a tv series remake of the filmbook of the same name. The story of puberty blues is the adoption of an image in order to be accepted. Gabrielle carey is often unfairly referred to as the other writer of puberty blues first published in 1979, overshadowed by the effusive kathy lette, who has written a series of laughoutloud best sellers. In the late 1970s, debbie and sue are inseparable teenage girls. Puberty blues, which is set in contemporary australia, chronicles this quest through the adventures of two teenagers. I think i can see how this book ended up a cult classic. Over the course of the narrative, schoolgirls sue knight jad capelja and debbie vickers nell schofield have progressively ingratiated themselves into the cool cronulla beach surfie set. Im not as bad as you were, mum sydney morning herald. Books similar to puberty blues meet your next favorite book. Puberty blues the tv show i have chosen to talk to you about today is puberty blues. Download free puberty blues you can download free book and read puberty blues by kathy lette, gabrielle carey for free here. When examining the 1980s film puberty blues, using techniques of content analysis and personal reflection, i have observed certain differences and similarities between the culture depicted in the film and my own society and culture.
Puberty blues 1979 is a novel by the australian writers gabrielle carey and kathy lette. Fasten your psychological seat belts this audio book is a bumpy ride. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle. Puberty blues gabrielle carey and kathy lette details. Puberty blues is an iconic australian book that based on a witheringly brutal and honest account of two best friends growing up in the misogynistic surf culture of cronulla aka the shire during the 1970s. I asked director bruce beresford why he originally. Episodes of season 2 are shot in and around cronulla, south of sydney. A semiautobiographical book by kathy lette and gabriele carey, it was made into a popular film directed by bruce baresford of the same title that. I cannot say that i was a part of the culture described in the book but i. The girls attempt to create a popular social status by ingratiating themselves with the greenhill gang of.381 1256 195 246 1290 1442 1118 326 1377 989 1416 92 41 280 1346 454 655 940 1309 598 884 486 1442 1415 296 101 1432 672 1047 10 1006 734 382 614 892 965 1246 886 1172 190