TINY SHOULDERS, RETHINKING BARBIE
USA / 2018 / 92'
Director: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins
Barbie, the most popular doll ever created is a fashion icon and a target for feminists. This telling documentary features new footage, access to Barbie's biggest reinvention, and examines over 60 years of women through the lens of an 11.5 inch plastic doll.
Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Roxane Gay, Peggy Orenstein, Mattel insiders and cultural historians, the documentary follows the progression and regression in women's recent fight for equality by weaving six decades of shockingly sexist media with fly-on-the-wall insight into Barbie's invention and reinvention.