Babylon may not have performed as well as people hoped, but Margot Robbie is set to shine in another little film called Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. The movie is set to come out in July, and we just got a new trailer welcoming us to Barbie Land.
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Admittedly, the film is playing coy when it coms to the actual plot of the movie, but the video did come with this logline:
To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.
The trailer pretty much confirms that the movie will be featuring multiple Kens and Barbies, but Robbie will be playing the blonde, OG Barbie that kicked off the entire toyline. While Barbies specialize in all kinds of skills and talents, it seems that the movie is making fun of the Kens and how gay the character is, despite being Barbie’s boyfriend.
Despite being a kids’ movie, it’s funny how they were actually able to include jokes about the Kens ‘beaching each other off’ in the trailer; there’s also the bit about Ken sleeping over and not knowing what to do about it with Barbie.
The movie looks like absolute fun, but I am hoping that Gerwig and writer Noah Baumbach also have something interesting to say about Barbie as a feminist icon. Though she is a super woman, the toy has been criticized for promoting unhealthy body standards for young girls. I guess Barbie will get that reality check when she gets to the real world.
Barbie comes to theaters on July 21.