Barbara Millicent Roberts nicknamed Barbie, has been a popular toy brand since 1959, when Mattel (an American multinational toy manufacturing and media company) introduced the first Barbie doll. Barbie has since become one of the most popular dolls in the world, with over one billion dolls sold. The Barbie films began in 2001 and were originally released on home video, before being moved to streaming services.
Over the years, Barbie has been criticized for her unrealistic body image and her promotion of gender stereotypes. Some critics have argued that Barbie’s body proportions are unattainable for most women, and that her outfits and accessories often reinforce traditional gender roles. For example, Barbie is often shown in pink clothing and high heels, which are traditionally associated with femininity.
However, Greta Gerwig has said that she would direct a movie that would challenge these stereotypes and show girls that they can be anything they want to be.
It seems that Gerwig’s vision has paid off as the recently released Barbie movie has been praised by critics for its humor, its heart, and its message of empowerment. The film has also been a hit with audiences, earning the title of biggest movie so far in 2023, and grossing about $155 million in its opening weekend in the United States and Canada, according to Warner Bros (Distributor).
The Barbie movie is said to be a film that is both entertaining and thought-provoking, and it’s sure to inspire girls all over the world. Have you seen the new Barbie movie? Will you be wearing pink to see the movie? Leave a comment on our social media pages.