The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

Directed by Leanne Pooley

WINNER
CADILLAC PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD - DOCUMENTARY
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
NEWFEST FILM FESTIVAL
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SPECIAL PROGRAMMING AWARD FOR FREEDOM
OUTFEST FILM FESTIVAL
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LENA SHARPE AWARD FOR PERSISTENCE OF VISION
SEATTLE FILM FESTIVAL
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AUDIENCE AWARD – DOCUMENTARY
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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AUDIENCE DRAGON AWARD – BEST FEATURE FILM
GOTHENBURG INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
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BEST GLBT FILM
NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
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BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL
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New Zealand, 2009, 84 min

Winner of the Cadillac People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009 ‘The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls’ tells the story of the world’s only comedic, singing, yodeling lesbian twin sisters, Lynda and Jools Topp, whose political activism and unique brand of entertainment has helped change New Zealand’s social landscape. In the process they have become well-loved cultural icons.

Press

A glowing, galopping tribute

Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

Imagine a cross between the Indigo Girls and the Smothers Brothers, and you'd have the Topp Twins, New Zealand's finest yodeling country-western-and-comedy lesbian sibling duo.

Nick Schager, Time Out New York

An irrepressible sense of fun.

Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

A blast of fun with a Kiwi sensibility and an activist beat

Anita Katz, San Francisco Examiner

A genuinely feel-good movie

Andrea Gronvall, Time Out Chicago

Hang onto your hats and get ready to laugh—hard

Merryn Johnes, Curve Magazine

A moving and inspiring true story.

Kat Long, Go Magazine

[...] intimate, surprisingly touching tale of two loving, talented siblings.[...] a funny and soulful portrait that's bound to make you a fan.

Time Out New York

[...] Astonishing activist history.[...] The Topps are pure joy.

Chuck Wilson, La Weekly

[...] Inspiring,[...] will surely earn them scores of new stateside fans.

Cheryl Eddy, San Francisco Bay Guardian

it's so darn fun to spend time with the likable stars of The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls.

Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun Times

The Topps emerge as ideal spokespeople

Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

Resistance is futile. Don't even try not falling for these adorable twin lesbian political-activist farmer/folksinger/comedians

Gavin Borchert, Seattle Weekly

Not only will the duo's yodeling linger in your mind — so will their high spirits

Betsy Sherman, Boston Phoenix

A real crowd-pleaser

Robert Horton, The Herald

Mandatory Lesbian Viewing Entertaining and informative[...] a cultural, historical and political marker

Stephanie Schroeder, Lesbian Life

This award-winning documentary has you falling in love with two of the crazier people you've never met.

Screen International

Fascinating and powerful

Rebekah Allen, Shewired

A well-made, enormously funny piece of filmmaking. It's near on impossible to watch without falling for the twins' infectious sense of fun

Danielle Riendeau, After Ellen

Their joy and songs will make you want to get up and dance

Chris Adamcik, Bay Windows

This is the rare documentary that actually does indeed inspire, uplift and entertain.

Tv/film/broadway Soundoff

A phenomenon you won't want to pass up.

Christine Champ, Film.com

A pure burst of inspiration

Sara Michelle Fetters, Seattle Gay News

a touching and quietly meaningful story

Mike Scott, The Times - Picayune

energetic, endearing, hilarious and heartwarming

Steve Cruz, Outfront Colorado