Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Good keen Kiwis

The Topp Twins are New Zealand’s internationally known comic duo. The real-life twins, Jools and Linda Topp, perform a variety of characters, sing, yodel and make people laugh. The video above is the trailer for the documentary about them, Untouchable Girls, which opens in the US on May 13 in New York City (their site has a full list of dates and locations).

The film has won the People’s Choice Award – Documentary at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature ay the 29th Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival (2010), Special Programming Award for Freedom at the Outfest Film Festival (2010) in Los Angeles, among countless other awards.

Below is an ad for Gregg’s coffee, part of a campaign featuring many of the characters they portray (in this ad, they portray Ken and Ken). This is just the latest from the Topp Twins, who also had two popular TV series in the late 1990s

I’ve seen them live, and really enjoyed the show, just as I enjoted their TV series. The film is well worth seeing if you have the chance.


Roger Owen Green said...

now that's an ad that would never air on broadcast tv in the US

Arthur Schenck said...

No, it wouldn't. The longer version of the commercial features more of their characters, too, but considering they're lesbian sisters I find this bit the funniest,