Maturity Rating: PG-13
Barbie lives a perfect life in Barbie Land with the other exceptional Barbies and the Kens. After she starts to feel different, she travels to the real world with Ken to figure out what’s wrong with her and try to go back to the way she was before. In the real world, Barbie realizes things aren’t as perfect as they are in Barbie Land, and as she faces some hard truths she learns more about herself and her place in the world.
- In the movie, Barbie says “By giving voice to the cognitive dissonance of living under patriarchy, you rob it of its power.” What do you think that means?
- What was great about Barbie Land? What would you change about it?
- Why do you think Barbie decided to become human? Do you think it was the right choice?
- How does Barbie Land reflect issues we see in society?