Tiny Shoulders, Rethinking Barbie
Director: Andrea Nevins
In her almost 60 years, the world famous Barbie has become a fashion icon, a pop culture reference and a target for activists. Yet, the team struggling to bring this plastic-fantastic toy up to date isn’t what you thought it would be. Led by a queer feminist designer who is determined to make a difference, there’s nothing more exciting about witnessing her struggles, as her innermost beliefs clash with the doll’s ultra feminine history. This funny, surprisingly informative documentary about the most popular doll ever created, reveals little-known facts about its humble origins that will make you rethink everything you ever knew about your daughter’s favorite plaything. Is she an instrument of the patriarchy or a plastic rebel who normalized female independence when women where barely allowed to hold down jobs?