The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

Submitted by Julie Brumlik November 17th, 2009
 Lynda and Jools Topp, Kitsch Goddesses

Lynda and Jools Topp, Kitsch Goddesses

The Topp Twins documentary* just won the Toronto Film Festival, beating out Michael Moore’s Capitalism!

“Break down doors to see them” – The Age, Melbourne
“Enough serious talent to grace the stage of the Ol‚Äü Opry itself” – Austin Chronicle, Texas
“Spoil yourself. Grab a gang and go” – The Independent, London
“A comedy act to treasure” – The Times, London
“The extraordinary atmosphere the twins created can only be described as love” – The Dominion, Wellington
“New Zealand’s finest artistic export since lamb cutlets” – The Herald, Glasgow
“Their purity in music-making and their absurdity in words and actions is what makes the Topp Twins unique” – Financial Times, London
“More fun than a possum up your trousers” – Sydney Morning Herald
“They play the audience like a Stradivarius” – The Advertiser, Adelaide
“New Zealand’s national treasures” – The Listener, New Zealand
“‚Ķtheir comic throwaways should never disguise the fact that these two also happen to be superb singer songwriters and performers” – The Herald, Edinburgh

Toronto award for Topp twins documentary
The audience award for top documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday went to the Topp twins. The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls is the story of the New Zealand lesbian country and western singing duo. The 84 minute documentary was made to mark the twins’ 50th birthday. Containing archive footage and home movies, it documents their career and 25 years of social change in New Zealand. The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls also recently won the audience award at the Melbourne International Film Festival and won best feature film (under $1 million budget) at the Qantas New Zealand Film and TV Awards 2009.
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