Part live performance, part biopic, and part historical record, Leanne Pooley’s documentary celebrated the Topp Twins' 50th birthday. New Zealand's favourite comedic country singing and yodeling lesbian twin sisters tell their personal story: from coming out, to protest, to Jools' brush with breast cancer. The film features archive material, home movies and interviews with the Topps' many alter egos. Alongside becoming the biggest Kiwi documentary of its era and roughly 20 international awards, Girls was voted favourite documentary at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
Mum said, 'wait until your sister finds out!' And I said, 'you've got another thing coming Mum!'– A Topp describes coming out to her Mum
Original music written and performed by the Topp Twins, including closing song 'Paradise'
Opening song 'Untouchable Girls' composed by Lynda Topp
'Ngā Iwi E' composed by Hirini Melbourne
'My Pinto Pony and I' composed by Smiley Burnette