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The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

Documentary Comedy Music


 

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

"Topp Twins" evokes the '100% Pure New Zealand' tourist campaign that showcases the pure hearts and honest lifestyles that are recognisably typical of our imaginings of life in nuclear-free New Zealand. This documentary chronicles the careers of two remarkable characters that are both subversively and overtly political, and the tone is musical and humorous. The movie is threaded with a cabaret performance, recent and archival footage cleverly edited to tell this down to earth, and at times quite moving, story. Topp viewing.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2009
84 mins