"The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls" is the first time that the irrepressible Kiwi entertainment double act, Jools and Lynda Topp's extraordinary personal story has been told. The film offers a revealing look into the lives of the World's only comedic, country singing, dancing, and yodeling twin sisters. As well as rarely seen archive footage and home movies, the film features a series of special interviews with some of the Topp's infamous comedy alter-egos including candid chats with the two Kens, Camp Mother and Camp Leader, the Bowling Ladies and the Posh Socialite sisters, Prue and Dilly.
THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS is a big story. It’s not just the story of two sisters but also of 25 years of New Zealand history. Quarter a century of cultural changes and the foundation of a national identity. Part concept film, part biopic, part historical record, part comedy, the Twins share their journey from “coming out‟ to Jools' recent brush with Breast Cancer with much laughter, honesty and wisdom.
It is a film about two truly unique New Zealanders which ends up saying as much about us as it does about them.
A nostalgic look back over the career of the Topps Twins and 25 years of New Zealand history in the process. Plenty of songs, interviews and lots footage ( especially the eighties, judging by clothes and hair!!)of events and Topps Twins gigs and tours. There are interviews with the twins themselves, their parents and other stars. The film also includes some scenes concerning Jools breast cancer and of the Twins personal life away from the shows.
This movie is a beautiful story about these two Twins who are not only great singers and songwriters, but are hilarious as comedians. And then on top of that, in this movie you learn about their incredible sense of integrity, demonstrated by years of activism around land rights, sexuality, and antiapartheid. This movie is truly heartwarming - one of those rare movies in which the audience we were sitting with spontaneously broke out into applause at the end. I'd recommend it to ANYBODY!
Sorry but this was quite the boring movie. For me anyway. I'm sure I'm not in its target audience but I would have thought I'd be able to leave it running in the background after it lost me. I couldn't. I really do believe it has an excellent story to it but it did not seem to be entertaining for me. Overall I'll have to give this a 2 out of 5.
This is a really enjoyable documentary, not just of the Topp Twins - who are hilarious - but also of New Zealand history over the past 25 years. It's beautifully filmed and edited, and of course the Topp Twins are amazing whether they entertaining Aussies in the outback, or busking on Queen St. Touching, heart-wrenching at times, it's a great tribute to two very gutsy women.
This is a really enjoyable dcocumentary, not just of the Topp Twins - who are hilarious - but also of New Zealand history over the past 25 years. It's beautifully filmed and edited too, and of course the Topp Twins are amazing whether they entertaining Aussies in the outback, or busking on Queen St. Touching, heart-wrenching at times, it's a great tribute to two very gutsy women.
I bought this for my partner as he had wanted to go to the movie but im not a fan of the topp twins. having said that we both thoroughly enjoyed this dvd. It was light, entertaining and interestingly informative. Its a documentary behind the scenes look at their lives, family, and careers, nice viewpoint from the parents about their relisation that there children were gay and how they handled that. footage from early shows, towns they had traveled to etc.
a nice addition to any collection. would make a good pressy for ex-pats or indeed anyone who is keen on "a slice of kiwiana"
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