Here's your first look at new Network Ten TV show 'Puberty Blues':
And here is the trailer for the 1970s original movie, directed by Bruce Beresford, based on the book by Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey
Here is a scene from the movie. It features 'Bud' Tingwell [RIP], Nell Schofield [I buzzed out when I interviewed her a few years ago], smoking fags in the school toilet, hickies, Rowena Wallace, a guy called Bruce with shaggy surf-hair, and the line 'Will you go 'round with me?' How much more Aussie do you want?
Will you watch the TV series? I will - the movie left me mouth-agape when I first hired it from a video store on VHS [Google that whole phrase, kids... it'll make sense]. Besides, it features Australian acting gem Claudia Karvan. I wouldn't miss anything with Claudia in it.
Has watching the trailer left you wanting to hear the whole song 'Are You Old Enough' by Dragon? Here it is [RIP Marc Hunter]:
'Puberty Blues' screens in August, post-Olympics - on Network Ten.