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Barbie: Layered Masterpiece or Feminist Rhetoric?

 Barbie, Barbie, Barbie. What more can I say? Barbie is probably the most famous doll in the world. Barbie was introduced to the world on March 09, 1959, and has been one of the most popular feminine franchises since then. As time went on, Barbie would get direct to video films, TV shows, and even video games. Why am I talking about Barbie? Well, it just so happens that last July, a live action movie of the Barbie franchise was made, which was released on the same day as Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer. But maybe I'll save that for another day.  At first glance, this film just looks like a self aware parody meant to sell more Barbie dolls. However, a closer examination reveals a lot more layers than that, and for the most part, isn't good. The nicest way I can describe Barbie is that it's a feminist film, and feminists are in love with it. In fact, some if not all of them love this film more than their boyfriends, and have broken up with them if their boyfrien