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TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS
Description: Hailed by audiences as inspirational, lauded by critics as irresistible, The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls tells the story of the world’s only yodeling country singing-and-comedy lesbian sibling duo - Jools and Lynda Topp - who have inspired a generation with their politics and celebration of joy. Twin sisters grew up singing to cows on their family's dairy farm, and in the 1980s were young radicals, singing at the frontlines of every major political movement in their homeland of New Zealand. At a time when it was career suicide to be "out" they still attracted a mainstream audience. Doubly funny and enormously powerful singers, their politically-charged comedy theatre helped change the social fabric of a nation, and in the process the Topps became unlikely cultural icons. The well-loved activist entertainers have gone on to conquer the world, touring across Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States to packed audiences wherever they go. The film has mirrored their success, winning more than 20 Best Documentary Awards and screening at over 80 international film festivals around the world. It had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival where it won the Cadillac People's Choice Award for Best Documentary.