The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2009)

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Fun, disarming and musically provocative, the Topp Twins are New Zealand's finest lesbian country and western singers and the country's greatest export since rack of lamb and the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jools Topp ...
Paul Horan ...
Jean Topp ...
Peter Topp ...
Bruce Topp ...
Don McGlashan ...
John Clarke ...
Nancy Kiel ...
Charmaine Pountney ...
Mereana Pitman ...
Helen Clark ...
Donna Luxton ...
Mary Massara ...
Greg Fahey ...


If you see only one documentary about lesbian, country-singing, comedian twins from New Zealand, make this the one! Jools and Linda Topp have become phenomenally successful among the Kiwis for the sprightly combination of comical characters and catchy ditties, and this exuberant film captures the joy they bring both to their performance and to their daily lives. If you aren't already a Topp Twins fans, you'll be one by the end of this delightful doc. Written by Outfest Film Festival

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A profile of the world's only comedic, singing, dancing, lesbian twin sisters.


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13 May 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Topp Twins: The Movie - Untouchable Girls  »

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$2,506 (USA) (13 May 2011)


$24,489 (USA) (29 July 2011)

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Not actually about the twins at all.
31 October 2012 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

The Topp Twins are accomplished musical stylists, episodically gifted songwriters, respectable cultural commentators and excruciatingly dreadful comedians, but that's not why this movie was made. It's actually a sort of socio-political pornography aimed squarely at existing fans. The purpose of this movie is essentially to allow people who've never knowingly met a lesbian and don't know which end of a sheep to feed to feel smug about liking and hating all the right things

  • hooray agrarian sensibilities and homosexual law reform, boo 1981

tours and nuclear ships. The Twins seem all too happy to contribute to this, not even complaining when the editors fade out their most lovely song, "Milestones", in favor of an interview where they congratulate each other for being so humble as to not use limousines on tour. We do eventually learn the real reason these girls are untouchable - they're lightning rods for the conceits and enthusiasms of New Zealand's suburban, heterosexual, middle-class liberal establishment - but that reason is nothing much to be proud of.

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