If you have not seen this film yet I suggest you see it, buy it, live it, re-watch it, buy it for Christmas gifts, buy the sound track, join their fan page and then re-watch the film. Unless you don’t enjoy being royally entertained, laughing and feeling good. Last year I had the good fortune of catching this film at the Castro theater where the Topp Twins were present and opened and closed the film with a song. Even better than their film is seeing them live and yes, as America’s Next Topp Twins uber fan, I have sat in their audience and clapped, laughed and sang along. I never in my life wanted to be a cancer surviving, singer song writing lesbian from New Zealand in my life!
A huge hit at last year’s San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls has beaten the odds and is arriving tomorrow at a theatre near you. Leanne Pooley’s folksy doc unravels the only-in-New Zealand phenomenon of twin, yodeling, country-singing lesbian sisters Jools and Lynda Topp. Raised along with their gay brother in their island nation’s rugged cattle country, the Topp gals started busking for giggles in the early 1980s, leading to a career that has no clear American counterpart. The film switches from chronicling their near-icon status with gently funny spoofs of New Zealand male and female archetypes, to serious episodes of anti-nuclear and pro-queer demos. READ MORE,