Barbenheimer was the kind of rare phenomenon that’s impossible to duplicate, not that it will stop anyone from trying. As usual, Hollywood learns the wrong lessons, ignoring the obvious (“people want more Greta Gerwig movies”) and focusing on the superficial (“people want more toy movies”). You can’t force a meme either, so any sincere attempt at combining the promotion for two movies in the future will also fail.
“Weird Barbie” is an unexpected fan favorite in the Barbie movie. Mattel has produced dolls for President Barbie (Issa Rae), Gloria (America Ferrera), Tourist Ken (Simu Liu), and the two main leads. When I say “leads,” I’m referring to the characters played by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. People relate to her because she is the outcast of Barbieland, isolating herself from the other pretty Barbies. She used to be one of the most beautiful Barbies, but the girl who owns her is abusive towards her. The abuse has given her a special ability to fix other Barbies when they get broken. As a result, she helps others, but they mostly avoid her.
Barbie Girl was a massive hit 26 years ago, and it resurfaced as a trend on TikTok around 2021. This Danish-Norwegian Pop song by Aqua sold 8 Million copies when it was first released. It became one of the childhood songs of many Millenials. Despite having double-entendre sexual lyrics, the song became a hit with children because they thought this song was about the literal doll. Ignoring Lyrics like “Undress me everywhere” and “Kiss me here, Hanky Panky”. The kids who grew up with Barbie Girl only noticed the naughty lyrics when they became older.
Barbie is coming!
Significant interest has been paid to Warner Bros’ Barbie since it was first announced last year. A mere screenshot appeared two months ago and generated major social media buzz. There was a time when news of a Barbie movie would NOT be greeted with unbridled enthusiasm from a crowd of adults, but everyone seemed to get what director Greta Gerwig was going for, and this was BEFORE the trailer made it all clear.
Margot Robbie played a lot of Iconic roles in the film. She gave them all life on screen, from historical figures to Iconic fictional characters. Some of her Memorable parts are Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad, Jane from Tarzan, Queen Elizabeth I, Tonya Harding, and now she will be the Doll everyone knows. Margot Robbie is going to play Barbie. The film was originally going to be played by Amy Schumer, but the creative difference made her leave the project. Can you imagine that we almost got this Joke plagiarizing a comedian as Barbie? Mattel and Warner Brothers gave fans a teaser photo of Margot Robbie as the outlasted Jem, The Brats and other fashion dolls that tried to replace her. Aside from Margot Robbie, Months ago they announced that Ryan Gosling will be playing Ken.
I first came across Nichole McAuley when I saw she was going to be a guest at The Hollywood Show, a popular autograph convention based in California. Although I didn’t buy her autograph, I was fascinated by reading her biography on the site. With stints as a dancer, a model, a singer, an actress and a make-up artist, I knew she must have some interesting stories to tell, and she shared them with me on September 5th. I hope you all enjoy getting to meet her.