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FILM: Topp Twins – The Untouchable Girls
FILMMAKER: Leanne Pooley
REVIEWER: Becky Beamer
This documentary is true kiwiana. If you aren’t sure what that is – I guess you’ll have to watch. The documentary was shown prime time on NZ Channel 1. It’s a free channel here in New Zealand. Actually, this documentary has taken nearly $2 million at the NZ Box Office making it the Top Documentary Film ever released in New Zealand !
Summary: Leanne Pooley’s documentary – offers a revealing look into the lives of the world’s only yodeling lesbian twin country-and-western singers.
The documentary was shot and composed in a very traditional manner and thus a bit dry. But, it was watchable because the twins have a good story. They are unique and special. I found myself downloading a few of their songs from iTunes. If you notice them coming to a folk festival near you – most definitely check them out!
The official website and trailer for the movie: http://topptwins.com/tv-and-film/untouchable-girls
Twins Rule !
3 out of 5 Cheers
b.b (I may be a Twin)
The rousing and heartbreaking story of Seattle band The Gits, whose promising start was cut short by the tragic murder of spirited lead singer Mia Zapata.
I run into tons and tons of music documentaries. I usually run the other way as fast as possible but – this Doc was rated 4.5 stars on my Netflicks que.
After watching it – I know why the doc got a high rating – the only people who rated this film were friends and family of the artist.
Unfortunately, this documentary just came across as a glorified memorial. I was looking for a murder mystery and instead I was bored to death. I learned about The Gits history as a band for the first 75 minutes of the film. I was also disappointed by the surprising lack of quality archival video and photos of Mia throughout the film. The family and The Gits were involved in the doc – so what happened? I don’t know….
Is that too harsh? sorry. I mean no ill will towards anyone related to the band. I did enjoy The Gits music – so – go buy some Gits Singles on iTunes when you have a chance.
AND – If I haven’t scared you away – learn more on the movie’s website: http://www.thegitsmovie.com/
1 out of 5 Cheers.