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* AgeLift: Debbie and Sue are 13 in the novel, the film and the series understandably make them make them sixteen.

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* AgeLift: Debbie and Sue are 13 in the novel, the film and the series understandably make them make them sixteen.


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* OfCourseISmokeOfCourseISmoke: Happens when the AlphaBitch Cheryl offers the two protagonists a cigarette as a thank you for not turning her in for cheating and, wanting to be in with the cool girls, they accept.



* ParentalObliviousness: Constantly through the series the teenagers are smoking, drinking, doing drugs a d having sex ad the parents are none the wiser. And it's only Debbie's and Sue's parents who have some idea of what's going on,

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* ParentalObliviousness: Constantly through the series the teenagers are smoking, drinking, doing drugs a d and having sex ad and the parents are none the wiser. And it's only Debbie's and Sue's parents who have some idea of what's going on,on.



* PottyEmergency: Roger really needs to go in a meeting and tries to pee in a vase while a commercial isnbeingnshown on the television. It's audible the second they turn the television off.

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* PottyEmergency: Roger really needs to go in a meeting and tries to pee in a vase while a commercial isnbeingnshown is being shown on the television. It's audible the second they turn the television off.

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* AutoErotica

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* AutoEroticaAutoErotica: The back of a panel van is the usual location for teen sex.

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'''''Puberty Blues''''' is a 1979 novel by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette. It was adapted into film in 1981 by BruceBeresford 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. Leader of the pack is Cheryl Hayes, who makes Debbie and Sue jump through a few hoops before she accepts them. Her and the rest of the GirlPosse hang around Cronulla beach waiting for their boyfriends to emerge from the water and bring them food when asked.

Oh, and be available for sex.

The television series expands more to focus on the adults. The Vickers trying to reconnect as a couple, the Knights considering leaving the area for good and the Henneseys falling apart due to an affair.

The second season is currently broadcasting.

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* AbusiveParents: Gary's father Ferris who makes Gary destroy his own surfboard.
* AdaptationExpansion
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Martin, he even gets caught later on.
* AgeLift: Debbie and Sue are 13 in the novel, the film and the series understandably make them make them sixteen.
* AlphaBitch: Cheryl.
* AutoErotica
* BreakUpDemand: It's very common among the Green hills gang for couples to just walk up and say to the other partner. " You're dropped."
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Debbie and Sue write on their legs to cheat in a test, and don't think they'll get caught as Cheryl does it all the time. They get caught.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Happens to Martin.
* ChekhovsGun: The receipt from the abortion clinic.
* CorporalPunishment: At school and at home. We even see Judy Vickers run up the stairs during a dinner party and whack with a wooden spoon David for putting a frog in the soup tureen.
* DeadpanSnarker: Pam Knight.
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: Ferris at the end of season one]].
* DrunkDriver: PlayedForLaughs with Sue's Dad Roger and later more seriously with [[spoiler:Darren Peters when he is killed.]]
** Happens again with Roger in the second season. He's pulled over by the cops...who give him a ride home!
* EatingLunchAlone: Sue does this when she is dumped from the Green Hills gang.
* EverybodyMustGetStoned
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler:Cheryl]] actually goes through with it, but she's not a good girl.
* {{Housewife}}: Yvonne Hennesey is one of these and Pam Knight leaves work to become one.
* HollywoodMidlifeCrisis: Ferris has one of these. He has the car and younger mistress before even the series starts.
* IdealizedSex: Averted. The sex scenes are very realistic, between the adults there's the romance but with the teens it's awkward, sweaty and for the girls, painful.
* LipstickMark: Gary finds this on a cigarette and knows why his Dad is coming home late.
* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland
* MaleFrontalNudity: Patrick, Yvonne's new flame, walks into the kitchen to talk to Gary man to man. Gary finds this very awkward and tells him to out it away. This being television we only see it from the back.
* MisterSandmanSequence: Averted in the series.. The directors didn't want any nostalgic montages. The only time you hear a popular song is when characters are listening to it in the scene through a stereo or radio.
* TheMistress: Celia.
* OfCourseISmoke
* OffToBoardingSchool: This isn't seen as a punishment for Debbie, but her mother uses it for her to get her away from Sue's influence.
* OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding: Debbie and Sue move beyond the Green Hills gang and go surfing and their parents are going very well. But they're the only ones. Cheryl has been kicked out of the gang and is spiraling out of control, and Gary's parents split and he turns to drugs.
* OpenMindedParent: Sue's parents Pam and Roger Knight. They're not even annoyed when Sue comes home drunk. Pam even tells Judy that she doesn't like punishing Sue as it builds up resentment.
* PapaWolf: Roger threatens to smash Danny if he's not a 'gentleman' to his daughter.
* ParentalObliviousness: Constantly through the series the teenagers are smoking, drinking, doing drugs a d having sex ad the parents are none the wiser. And it's only Debbie's and Sue's parents who have some idea of what's going on,
* PassingNotesInClass
* PornStache: Ferris Hennesey.
* PottyEmergency: Roger really needs to go in a meeting and tries to pee in a vase while a commercial isnbeingnshown on the television. It's audible the second they turn the television off.
* ReallyGetsAround: Cheryl Hayes and the rest of the Green Hills gang
* TheSeventies: The novel was a novel about the seventies that came out in the seventies.
* StepfordSmiler: Yvonne Hennesey is one of these.
* SkinnyDipping: Sue's parents do this while drunk.
* SlippingAMickey: Debbie does this to her mother.
* StripPoker: Sue comes home one night to find her parents playing this with their friends.
* SurferDude: Well, it is set in The Shire...
* TeenDrama
* TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler: Cheryl]] in the first episode of Season 2.
* WildTeenParty: Firstly at Cheryl's place when her mother comes home to find drunk stoned teens, then at Debbie's house when David lets Cheryl and her friends in. Of course, her parents come home.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: One of the first shots of the film is Roger Knight in short stubbies.
* YouAreGrounded: Debbie is grounded (or gated as its called) on and off through the series for various reasons.

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