Barbie appeared, and in this way, the world changed. Are we talking about Barbie or Barbie, You ask? Why both of course! Since Greta Gerwig, the esteemed director and former Queen of Mumblecore, has been announced as the director of the upcoming party Barbie Film, anticipation looms. “What exactly does Greta Gerwig do?” people asked (from Vulture.com). “What kind of movie do you intend to make?” There’s also the fact that Gerwig wrote the screenplay with her partner, Noah Baumbach, who is behind indie classics like squid and whale. The trailer is full of references. It is an elaborate tribute to Stanley Kubrick 2001: A Space Odyssey; The historical implications of Barbie’s introduction make up Helen Mirren’s novel, reminding fans of her work in the Documentary Now!. Margot Robbie, who plays Barbie, wears an accurate re-creation of the original Barbie outfit; Gerwig is clearly thinking of the interaction between highbrow and lowbrow, between art and commercial. But what does that look like in movie form? It’s a Barbie girl, but what’s going on in Barbie’s world?
The main issue is that we don’t actually know what the plot of the movie is. In the early stages of the film, it was supposed to be a “fish-out-of-water” story on the way to no splash And the bigAnd the Where Barbie gets kicked out of Barbie Land because she’s not perfect enough, a little weird and just doesn’t fit in,” Deadline reported back in 2018. Then you go on an adventure in the real world and by the time you get back to Barbieland if you keep it, you’ve gained the realization that perfection comes from within, not without, and that the key to happiness is self-belief, beyond the obligation to adhere to some unattainable standard of perfection.” This plot isn’t out of the question, but the movie feels a little more than that description allows — the teaser mentions specific knowledge of Barbie’s influence in the real world, for example.Also, Will Ferrell has been confirmed to be playing the CEO of Mattel, which means that Barbie could gain consciousness (??) at some point.
We have another fun piece of evidence – Margot Robbie’s Letterboxd account, which was discovered and then promptly deleted. Category “watch BarbieTitles like The Truman ShowAnd the splashAnd the Puberty BluesAnd the The young girls of RochefortAnd the Cherbourg umbrellas. The Truman Show It has an obvious connection to the “CEO of Mattel” position, but perhaps more interesting is the inclusion of Jacques Demy’s Cherbourg umbrellas And the The young girls of Rochefortboth of which are musicals. Shades It is a painful emotional drama, fully enriched with romantic drama, while little girls It is a musical comedy. Given how much dancing is shown in the trailer — including with Simu Liu and Margot Robbie in a disco dress — Barbie It might be…a musical. Not to mention, Dua Lipa, confirmed singer, is also part of the ensemble cast.
What is the Barbie? So far, it’s a collection of references — meta-culture, esoteric, and pop alike — all wrapped up in a pretty pink bow.
This is a developing story.
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