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New York Times thinks our twins are tops

Fri 13 May 2011 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Those 'untouchable girls' the Topp Twins are proving to also be the 'unstoppable girls' as they charm major critics in the US. The documentary about their lives The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls has been a massive hit on the North American festival circuit and has been given theatre releases in both the US and Canada as a result. Now they have received a glowing review from The New York Times. "You may never have heard of Jools and Lynda Topp, country-singing lesbian twins from New Zealand, but it's not because of their retiring personalities," writes reviewer Jeannette Catsoulis. "Boisterous, big-voiced and built to last, these musical sisters have carved successful careers by doing what most people only dream of: that is, exactly as they please." Catsoulis says Jools and Lynda emit a genuine warmth that reels audiences in. "Ms. Pooley assembles showbiz-peer accolades and archival film of the twins' various human-rights actions into a glowing, galloping tribute. 'We're stroppy, we're aggressive, we'll take over the world,' goes the chorus of their song 'Untouchable Girls.' You'd better believe them." The Leanne Pooley directed film has already made history in New Zealand, where it smashed box office records for a documentary.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 13th May 2011 - 4:36pm

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