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September 02, 2023

The fact that this fun and goofy movie has become a lightening rod for the so called culture wars is just a glaring example of how bankrupt the conversation is. This movie is about as edgy or challenging as House Bunny or Easy A. It stuck to "feminist" theory that went mainstream 25 years ago with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Anyone claiming to be shocked or offended by this is as honest as people claiming to be shocked by the revelations around the Catholic church.

The movie itself was stylish and silly. It was an immersive fantasy. Like The Nightmare Before Christmas, this is basically a "when two worlds collide" premise. What happens when the plastic feminism of Barbie collides with the real world? The faults and joys of both are lovingly lampooned.