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Proust Barbie: The Weird Joke Greta Gerwig Thought She Would Never Get Away With

Barbie dolls are, unquestionably, toys; Greta Gerwig's movie, though, might not be meant for little kids. Sure, it's bright and colorful and is literally about people playing with dolls, but it's also about a major existential crisis, the patriarchy, what it means to be a woman in today's society, and endless millennial references for all of Gerwig's peers. That said, there are quite a few jokes that not everybody will quite get, and that's okay.

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    Proust Barbie: The Weird Joke Greta Gerwig Thought She Would Never Get Away With

    Proust Barbie: The Weird Joke Greta Gerwig Thought She Would Never Get Away With

    Barbie dolls are, unquestionably, toys; Greta Gerwig's movie, though, might not be meant for little kids. Sure, it's bright and colorful and is literally about people playing with dolls, but it's also about a major existential crisis, the patriarchy, what it means to be a woman in today's society, and endless millennial references for all of Gerwig's peers. That said, there are quite a few jokes that not everybody will quite get, and that's okay

    The Nostalgic Details Only Adults Notice In Barbie - Looper

    Barbie was introduced in 1959, so kids have been playing with this uber-popular doll for several decades now — and if you were one of those who did own a bevy of Barbies, there's probably some stuff that caught your eye in Gerwig's candy-coated feminist epic. Here are just a few of the major nostalgic details to be found in "Barbie" that might have only been obvious to audiences of certain ages.

    Barbie: What Matchbox 20 Song Do The Kens Sing What Does It Mean? - Looper

    Barbie: What Matchbox 20 Song Do The Kens Sing What Does It Mean? - Looper

    "Barbie" is, by all standards, a completely bizarre movie. It takes pot-shots at the concept of the patriarchy, and it also features a bunch of lavish musical numbers; it's a movie about the depths of human emotion, and there's also a sequence where Ken (Ryan Gosling) flies around like a plastic toy after running face-first into ocean waves, which are also plastic. "Barbie" contains multitudes, and in one of its funniest and most absurd scenes, every single Ken in their Kendom sees fit to serenade their respective Barbies all at the same time. They all pick the exact same song. It's "Push" by Matchbox 20.

    The Untold Truth Of The Barbie Movie

    The Untold Truth Of The Barbie Movie

    Between the film's inventive marketing strategy and eye-catching trailer, "Barbie" has quickly become the movie of the summer — if not the year. If you're looking to immerse yourself even further in the colorfully-saturated world of Barbie, you've come to the right place. Let's unbox some Barbielicious facts you may not know about the "Barbie" movie.

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