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The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Music | 13 May 2011 (USA)
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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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Leanne Pooley
8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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

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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An Exemplary Documentary with a Great Subject
16 May 2009 | by Wendell WalkerSee all my reviews

The older I get, the more moved I am by people who perfectly express who they are. The Topp Twins are "New Zealand icons": yodelling lesbian comic singers with (as one show-biz type acknowledges) zero commercial prospects but who are nonetheless approaching three decades into a career as peerless audience-pleasers with perfect entertainment pitch. This film tells the story (including the Topps' key role in the repeal of sodomy laws in NZ just by being more fun than the opposition) with no frills but enormous heart.

But wait! You also get: the funniest lesbian joke I've ever heard. (Hope that's not a spoiler)


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Official Sites:

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Topp Twins: The Movie - Untouchable Girls See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,506, 15 May 2011

Gross USA:

$29,316

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,820,465
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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