Lover Boy (1989 film)
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|Directed by||Geoffrey Wright|
|Written by||Geoffrey Wright|
|Music by||John Clifford White|
|Edited by||Grant Fenn|
|Distributed by||Subversive Cinema|
|17 August 1989|
In the western suburbs of Melbourne, shy teenage misfit Mick (Noah Taylor) is volunteered by his mother to mow the lawns of her friend Sally (Gillian Jones). Mick and Sally soon become lovers, drawn to each other for different reasons - Mick from typical adolescent sexuality and Sally from desperate loneliness. The relationship leads to conflict and eventually violence.
The novelisation of Lover Boy was written by Jocelyn Harewood and published by Text Publishing in 1994. It explores the conflicting worlds of a teenager and a mature woman as they discover the full force of their sexuality. The joy this brings soon turns to torment and violence. Harewood follows the film closely. However she also develops the characters, so the reader can empathise with their attitudes and behaviour. Lover Boy, the book, was published as an e-book in November 2012.
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