GenreComedy, Drama Story byNick Earls CountryAustralia
Release date31 August 2006 (2006-08-31) Based on48 Shades of Brown
by Nick Earls WriterNick Earls (novel), Daniel Lapaine CastRichard Wilson (Dan), Emma Lung (Naomi), Robin McLeavy (Jacq), Nicholas Donaldson (Chris Burns), Victoria Thaine (Imogen), Paul Bishop (Mr. Wilkes) Similar moviesCareful - He Might Hear You (1983)
Michael booth in 48 shades
48 Shades (titled Australian Pie: Naked Love in the United States) is a 2006 Australian comedy film by debut director Daniel Lapaine, starring Richard Wilson, Emma Lung, Robin McLeavy, and Victoria Thaine. It is based on Nick Earls' popular novel 48 Shades of Brown.
It was filmed in Brisbane, Australia. School scenes from the film were filmed in the real-life Brisbane Boys' College. The book on which the film is based has also been adapted into a play for La Boite Theatre Company.
A few months ago Dan had to make a choice. Go to Geneva with his parents for a year, board at school or move into a house with his uni student bass-playing aunt, Jacq, and her friend, Naomi. He picked Jacq's place.
Now he's doing his last year at school and trying not to spin out. Trying to be cool. Trying to pick up a few skills for surviving in the adult world. Problem is, he falls for Naomi, and things become much, much more confusing.
As Dan fumbles through the process of forming a relationship with someone of the opposite sex, he also learns about making pesto, interpreting the fish tank scene from the film Romeo + Juliet, why almost all birds are one of the 48 shades of brown, and why his best course of action is just to be himself.