Barbie is a feminist – at least according to Margot Robbie. Actress plays doll for this summer Barbie during the movie fashion last episode of the web series Seemingly Life about how the iconic doll could become a ‘lawyer in a suit’ or a ‘space helmet and an astronaut’ at a time when ‘women can’t even have their own bank accounts’.
Robbie said that when the doll was released in the late 1950s, the fact that Barbie “owns her own house” and “owns her own car” was unprecedented, especially when her “cute boyfriend” Ken described it as just an accessory. “She has no home. Or car. Or job. Or power whatsoever,” the blonde bombshell said. demand Summer 2023 is on the cover story.
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This reverse of the real world in Robbie’s upcoming movie Barbie By talking about the doll’s impact, Robbie helped the little girls imagine that the film was “really artificial” and “really fake”, having “their own house, their own car” and “their own career”.
The actress believes that Barbie has inspired the girls holding the doll, and despite all the controversy surrounding what Robbie called the “first female doll,” it “has some sort of influence” on what they believe is possible for their future.
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Part of this debate is the sexualization of Barbie, although Robbie believes the character she plays in the movie is nothing more than sexual.
like he said fashion, “Doll. Plastic doll. No organs. No organs, no genitals. Would she have sexual desire without reproductive organs? No. I don’t think she can.”
She continued, “She’s been sexualized. But she should never be sexy. People can project sex on her. Yes, she can wear short skirts but because it’s fun and pink. Not because she wants you to see her butt.”
You can see it in the trailer where Robbie’s character asks when Ken says, “I thought I could stay here tonight,” outside the house owned by Robbie, played by Barbie, and Ken, played by Ryan Gosling. “From where?” and Ken replies, “Because we’re boyfriend and girlfriend.”
The answer doesn’t satisfy Barbie, but who says “For what?” he asks. It causes Ken to say, “Actually, I’m not sure”.
The film’s costume designer, Jacqueline Durran, said that because Barbie isn’t dressed to be seen or sexualized, she “dresses with intent”. fashion.
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“Barbie doesn’t dress everyday. She dresses for duty,” he added, adding in the black and white striped swimsuit shown in the trailer, neon roller skates, pink presidential fashion, a Western-inspired look, or a gingham sun hat to block the “artificial” sun.
Whatever the outfit, whatever the reason, one thing is certain: Barbie’s influence on fashion is undeniable. (Shout out to Barbiecore.)
fashion The Summer 2023 issue will hit newsstands nationwide on June 6th. Barbie The movie hits theaters on July 21.