Barbie, the iconic doll that has captivated generations of children, is making her way onto the big screen in a new film directed by Greta Gerwig. Starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, the movie takes Barbie and Ken out of their familiar Barbie Land and into the real world. Alongside Robbie and Gosling, the star-studded cast includes Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Ncuti Gatwa, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef, Dua Lipa, Ritu Arya, Michael Cera, and Emerald Fennell as Mattel dolls brought to life, with America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, and Will Ferrell portraying humans. Serving as narrator is the renowned actress Helen Mirren.
This highly anticipated film has already made waves in the fashion and beauty industries. Prior to its release, numerous collaborations between Barbie and top brands were announced. Airbnb even brought back its Malibu DreamHouse, giving it a “Kenergy” makeover to commemorate the movie. The fashion world embraced “Barbiecore” even before the film hit theaters, with designers like Valentino creating eye-catching pink looks for their Fall/Winter 2022 Pink PP collection. During the press tour for Barbie, Gerwig and the stars showcased their best fashion choices on the signature pink carpet at events held in Los Angeles, Sydney, Seoul, Mexico City, and London. While on set, Margot Robbie introduced a weekly “pink day” tradition, where fines were collected from those who failed to incorporate the film’s signature color into their outfits. These fines were later donated to charity.
For those eager to watch Barbie, there are several options available. Starting on September 11, the movie can be purchased digitally on platforms such as Amazon and Apple. Streaming dates, however, have not yet been announced. CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, stated during an earnings call that the film will follow the standard theatrical release window before becoming available for streaming. Subscribers of Amazon Prime or Prime Video can enjoy Barbie for free by signing up for the Max channel, which includes a seven-day trial. After the initial trial period, the Max channel on Prime Video costs $16 per month, in addition to the subscription fees for Prime membership or the standalone Prime Video service.
The excitement surrounding Barbie’s transition to the big screen reflects the enduring popularity of the doll and her ability to captivate audiences across generations. With a talented cast and a story that brings Barbie and Ken into the real world, fans are eagerly awaiting this new chapter in Barbie’s journey. Whether you choose to view the film in theaters or stream it from the comfort of your own home, Barbie’s adventure is sure to inspire imagination and remind us all of the magic of childhood.