Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie — Trailer

source:   www.hulu.com

added: Mon, Apr 9th '18

Hulu has released the official trailer for "Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie," a new original documentary exploring the legacy of the iconic Barbie doll.

Written and directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Andrea Nevins (Still Kicking, The Other F Word, Play It Forward), the Hulu film examines Barbie's 60 years in pop culture, as well as offers an insider's look at how the toy company Mattel took steps to refresh Barbie's image in light of the modern feminist movement.

"Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie" is slated to make its world premiere later this month at the Tribeca Film Festival. It will then premiere Friday, April 27, exclusively on Hulu.

synopsis:
In her 59 years, Barbie has become a fashion icon, a lightning rod, and a target for feminists. Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie, featuring newly discovered footage and unprecedented access to the inner workings of a toy giant during Barbie’s biggest reinvention, surveys 60 years of women in popular culture through the lens of this 11.5 inch, Zelig-like plastic icon.

Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Roxane Gay, Peggy Orenstein, Mattel insiders and cultural historians, the documentary reveals, through both funny and crushing archival material, and fly-on-the-wall observations of Barbie’s current architects, the progression and regression in women’s fight for equality.

 

directed by   Andrea Nevins

release date   April 27, 2018 (on Hulu)

 
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