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July 23, 2023
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A Campy Journey Through Barbieland

Who would have thought that the end of the world would have looked so rosy? Now, with the #Barbenheimer propaganda catching everyone's attention, let's dive into the world of Barbie the movie!

At first, we weren't even sure if we wanted to talk about it, but then we got surprised in a good way. With zero expectations to begin with, the movie couldn't possibly be disappointing. As the story unfolded, we found ourselves laughing, cheering, and even shedding a tear or two. Barbie the movie is here to stay in the pop culture herstory!

The mirror of social construction of gender reversed, where Barbies reign supreme with high fem and camp energy, and Ken... well, they're just Ken. But don't be fooled by the glamorous exterior, as this movie packs a punch with its social commentary. Surely, Barbie the movie doesn't represent all women! But it does represent some of them. And if we take a moment to think about the huge influence that Barbie had on so many of us as kids, we can find some peace with her after watching the movie.

Greta, the director, did a fantastic job. The movie is a delightful mix of humor, tenderness, and even some emotional moments, all wrapped up in an aesthetic camp extravaganza. It's a pure joy to watch.While everyone is praising Margot Robbie's performance, and rightfully so, the true hero of the film is America Ferreira. She fearlessly smashes the patriarchy in the face to save Barbieland and delivers a powerful message of empowerment.

Now, for those who think it's not feminist enough, we get your point. But let's not forget that this is a blockbuster movie, catering to a wide audience. And let's be real, the fact that it's smashing through the conservative bf and daddies' hearts softly is a victory in itself. Barbie the movie might not be perfect, but it's a step in the right direction. It's a celebration of individuality, empowerment, and smashing societal norms in Barbie's signature style.

So, go ahead and enjoy the ride in Barbieland, and let's celebrate the power of pink in all its glory!

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