Barbie | The Good, Bad, and Ugly

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  1. “Yet you have Barbie subtly throw out her version of “You are not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your f**king khakis.” Except instead of being this ugly, harsh, masculine thing, she makes it kind, thoughtful, and uplifting. The goal of both versions is to empower but the Fight Club version takes a more Sith approach while Gerwig makes it Jedi. ”

    wow, someone missed the point of the movie.

    • You contribute literally nothing to a conversation when that’s all you say. If you’re going to make such a statement, then you should back it up by actually explaining what I missed. Otherwise, your comment is pointless.

      Even then, I didn’t miss anything. Barbie begins with a matriarchy, moves into a patriarchy, then concludes with something more in the middle. Her speech to Ken is part of discovering that middle ground and self worth through simply being you rather than because of stuff. That dovetails with Barbie’s own desire to be a real person rather than a toy in a dreamland. She wants and needs to explore her individuality and humanity.

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