Tracks rooted in Motown: Marvin Gaye, The Temptations. Ditties by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Sam & Dave. And the lead singer? Yeah, dawg, that’s Jessica Mauboy, Australia Idol’s season four runner-up.
No relation to Linda, yet Chris O’Dowd (a.k.a. Dave Lovelace) is a pimp. See: Girls, Bridesmaids, This Is 40, No. 1 scene stealer. And look for Moone Boy on Hulu (later this year), a series he wrote about a wee small-town Irish boy (himself) and his imaginary friend.
Mama bear Gail (in stripes) is played by Deborah Mailman, the first Aboriginal woman to win Australian Film Institute’s best lead actress. The roots go deeper: Tony Briggs co-wrote the script inspired by his actual leading lady — his mom.