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.
Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
A glowing, galopping tribute
Nick Schager, Time Out New York
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.
Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
An irrepressible sense of fun.
Anita Katz, San Francisco Examiner
A blast of fun with a Kiwi sensibility and an activist beat
Andrea Gronvall, Time Out Chicago
A genuinely feel-good movie
Merryn Johnes, Curve Magazine
Hang onto your hats and get ready to laughâ€”hard
Kat Long, Go Magazine
A moving and inspiring true story.
Time Out New York
[...] intimate, surprisingly touching tale of two loving, talented siblings.[...] a funny and soulful portrait that's bound to make you a fan.
Chuck Wilson, La Weekly
[...] Astonishing activist history.[...] The Topps are pure joy.
Chad Jones, San Francisco Chronicle, Feature
A love letter to New Zealand
Cheryl Eddy, San Francisco Bay Guardian
[...] Inspiring,[...] will surely earn them scores of new stateside fans.
Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun Times
it's so darn fun to spend time with the likable stars of The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls.
Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
The Topps emerge as ideal spokespeople
Gavin Borchert, Seattle Weekly
Resistance is futile. Don't even try not falling for these adorable twin lesbian political-activist farmer/folksinger/comedians
Betsy Sherman, Boston Phoenix
Not only will the duo's yodeling linger in your mind â€” so will their high spirits
Pam Fossen, Toronto Film Scene
Robert Horton, The Herald
A real crowd-pleaser
Stephanie Schroeder, Lesbian Life
Mandatory Lesbian Viewing Entertaining and informative[...] a cultural, historical and political marker
This award-winning documentary has you falling in love with two of the crazier people you've never met.
Rebekah Allen, Shewired
Fascinating and powerful
Danielle Riendeau, After Ellen
A well-made, enormously funny piece of filmmaking. It's near on impossible to watch without falling for the twins' infectious sense of fun
Chris Adamcik, Bay Windows
Their joy and songs will make you want to get up and dance
This is the rare documentary that actually does indeed inspire, uplift and entertain.
Christine Champ, Film.com
A phenomenon you won't want to pass up.
Sara Michelle Fetters, Seattle Gay News
A pure burst of inspiration
Mike Scott, The Times - Picayune
a touching and quietly meaningful story
Steve Cruz, Outfront Colorado
energetic, endearing, hilarious and heartwarming
Stephanie McKay, The Starphoenix