- Publish Date
- Friday, 26 May 2023, 10:20AM
C’mon, Barbie, let’s go to the Real World!
A new trailer for Greta Gerwig's highly-anticipated Barbie movie has dropped, and in it, the titular doll—played by Margot Robbie—is getting existential.
Warner Bros. New Zealand just released a new trailer for the upcoming film based on the iconic Mattel toys, teasing Barbie's idyllic life in Barbie Land — and how that lifestyle comes crashing down when the character asks other Barbies and Kens at a dance party: "Do you guys ever think about dying?"
Barbie is questioning everything after a cold shower, falling off her roof, and losing her perfectly arched feet.
Then soon enough, Robbie's Barbie is confronted by Kate McKinnon's more weathered Barbie doll and given a choice: she can stay in Barbieland, or throw on a pair of Birkenstocks and venture out into the real world to “know the truth about the universe.”
Once landing in what appears to be Venice, California, Barbie becomes the ultimate fish out of water, discovering the male gaze for the first time—before a man smacks her butt without her consent.
Naturally, Barbie punches him in the face and lands her and Ken in jail. Their mugshots are so adorable, though.
Those of us who can't wait that long for the movie to come out can start prepping for its release by listening to the artists featured on Barbie's recently released soundtrack list, which includes Charlie XCX, Ice Spice, and Dua Lipa.
If you made it to the end of the trailer you may have noticed a snippet of what sounds like a potential Nicki Minaj remix of "Barbie Girl," the iconic song that was rumoured to not be included on the Barbie soundtrack...
Will Barbie find herself in the real world, or will she be forced to pack it up and return to her dream house?
We'll have to wait and see when Barbie hits theatres on July 20, 2023.
Barbie's cast includes America Ferrera, Michael Cera, Ariana Greenblatt, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, Ana Cruz Kayne, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef, Alexandra Shipp, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, Scott Evans, Jamie Demetriou, Connor Swindells, Sharon Rooney, Nicola Coughlan, Ritu Arya and Dua Lipa.
The film was written and directed by Little Women and Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the screenplay with her partner Noah Baumbach.
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