Original Characters and Authentic Kiwi Humor
They also happen to be out and about lesbians who are quite public about their same sex partnerships and are outspoken advocates for gay and lesbian rights.
Both the twins and the characters they play -- who are almost alteregos -- are likable. In the performance clips, you'll meet gingham clad sisters Belle and Belle, the Camp Mother and Camp Leader, best friends Ken Moller the sheep farmer and Ken Smythe the sportscaster townie, two West Auckland wenches on the lookout for a 'hunk of spunk,' and posh socialites Prue and Dilly Ramsbottom, as well as Army regulars General Motors and Private Parts, and Herty and Gerty, two Bavarian pig farmers who communicate by yodelling.
The act is hilarious, and the twins are equally funny when speaking about themselves and their family. Director Leanne Pooley and editor Tim Woodhouse get and fully support the humor while telling their story.
Up Close And Personal
Through the telling of the Topp Twins' story, the movie becomes a wonderful cultural travelogue, offering a grand overview of New Zealand and the outlook of New Zealanders.
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- Title: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
- Director: Leanne Pooley
- Release Date: May 13, 2011 (limited US theatrical release)
- Running Time: 84 mins.
- Parents Advisory: Parents Guide: Content advisory for parents
- Locations: New Zealand
- Language: English
- Distribution: Argot Pictures
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