Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

Kiwi entertainment's most irrepressible double act comes to the big screen in Leanne Pooley's documentary - offering a revealing look into the lives of the world's only yodelling lesbian twin country-and-western singers. More

Doco uses the Twins' archive of home movies and performance footage, talks in depth to the girls themselves and also their alter egos: Ken and Ken, Camp Mother and Camp Leader, and Prue and Dilly. But this a bigger story, not just charting the career of the two sisters but also the 25 years of seismic social change that accompanied it, as the country struggled to find its national identity.

Read our interview with director Leanne Pooley here.

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200984 minsNew Zealand
ComedyDocumentaryMusic
Director:
Leanne Pooley ('Relative Guilt', 'Try Revolution', 'Being Billy Apple')
Cast:
Jools ToppLynda Topp

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Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls | Awards

Award Winner
Audience Award winner (Documentary) at Toronto Film Festival 2009. Best Feature Film (with a budget under $1 million) at the NZ Film & TV Awards 2009.

Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls | Reviews

Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

They were radicals singing about changing the world and the only person each twin was interested in entertaining was the other.

Times change and that is the other fascinating thing about this film - just how much we as a nation have changed in their wake, allowing the old-time radicals to become cuddly Kiwi icons.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you might just yodel.

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Newshub

Newshub

This lovely little doco will warm the cockles of any heart, and made me feel proud to call myself a Kiwi.

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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

Funny, moving, richly intelligent study of the Topps’ life and times...

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Very funny, very moving… guaranteed to leave the theatre with a spring in your step and a song in your heart.

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