Barbie prepares to party as she contemplates her own mortality. The new trailer for Greta Gerwig’s long-awaited Barbie movie is out, and it gives a look at the lead doll, played by Margot Robbie, in existence.
In the trailer, Barbie doubts everything after taking a cold shower, falling off a ceiling, and losing her fully amputated legs. Soon, Barbie visits a more experienced Barbie doll, Kate McKinnon, and she has a choice: She can stay in Barbie country or put on a pair of Birkenstocks and “find out the truth” in the real world. Can leave for installation. universe.”
In her Vogue cover article, Robbie revealed that Gerwig took Barbie very seriously, sending Robbie episodes of This American Life and writing abstract poems about the doll. The film is partly inspired by the 1994 bestseller Ophelia Reborn, a book about the changes American girls go through as they reach puberty. “Why is this journey similar to what a teenage girl feels?” Gerwig asked Vogue. “All of a sudden she thinks, ‘Oh, I’m not good enough.’
Judging by the trailer, Barbie is in for her own rude awakening as Ryan Gosling’s Kane takes her out into the real world with him. Landing in a place like Venice, California, Barbie turns out to be the perfect fish out of water, discovering a male gaze for the first time before a man slaps her butt without her consent. Naturally, Barbie punches him in the face and lands him and Ken in jail. However, his photos are as expectedly attractive.
Unwanted boyfriends aren’t the only obstacle Barbie faces in the trailer. Will Ferrell’s toy manager yells, “No one will rest until this doll is back in the box.” Will Barbie find herself in the real world, or will she have to pack up and head back to her dream home? You’ll have to wait and see when Barbie hits theaters on July 21, 2023. You can start preparing for Barbie by listening to artists included in the recently released Barbie soundtrack list, including Charli XCX, Ice Spice, and Dua Lipa. Those who watched the trailer to the end may have noticed a snippet of what sounds like a possible Nicki Minaj remix of “Barbie Girl,” the iconic song rumored not to be on the Barbie soundtrack. This summer we’re all just barbs in a Barbie world.