Gynocracy Comes for the Dolls
This sounds dreadful. I don't understand any of the movie or the reviews. I think I'm just too old and despite a lot of sorrow I've had too happy a life. I like men. I love my three sons. I love John Wayne and westerns. I've done just about everything I wanted to do, worked at a whole variety of jobs from crappy to happy. Basically I've lived. I've lived in the best country in the world, had the great, good fortune to meet amazing people; Barry Goldwater and Governor Raul Castro, (remember I'm old). I've met frauds like John McCain and Jim Kolbe. I've met wonderful women who had no interest in fame or politics but did equally important things like raise happy families or teach children (actually teach not indoctrinate).
I wouldn't be able to sit thru a movie like this. (Thank you Peachy for your courage and tenacity) I like movies that inspire, like Sound of Freedom or Gladiator or Patriot. The condition and course of our culture now is heartbreaking because it's destroying hope and decency and true joy. Disney and their creeping propaganda lost me long ago, most of Hollyweird lost me. We are fighting an uphill battle to save the real USA and I'm not sure we're going to win.
Sigh. If this is the best Hollywood has to offer, for my part, they can go on strike forever. Typical. Humorless humor, frills instead of chills, and facile pseudo-philosophy. The sheeple will love it.
Le déclin de l'empire américain (filmically, anyway) is complete.
I believe that all women should have to go to schools for many hours of history training - covering the beginning of time to now, where the history accurately depicts all of the hard work men have done to make life easier for women. All of it.
Then the women should all be forced to work at men's jobs for a week or two. Say, let them farm for a month or so using only animals to work the land. Then let them build some dwellings, skin a few buffalo, hunt for food using ancient or old weapons for the next month or so. Then off to the engine rooms of trains/ships shoveling in coal; make a few skyscrapers for them to work on with their lunch pails like men did in building NYC; send them off in replicas of the old wooden ships to find a country here and there; then they can lay a few roads here and there; fire up some old manufacturing plants where they can make cars, make some steel, make dishwashers and air conditioners; dig up some ditches to lay some plumbing pipe; and on and on.
Maybe if women had to work hard, like men do and did, they might appreciate all of that hard work instead of scorning it. Men have made life way too easy for women, and now women think they should rule everything.
I'm a woman who supported the feminist movement; now women whining about patriarchy make me want to throw up. Women would have never been able to survive to nowadays had not men protected and provided for them.
The marketing campaign was genius. Clean, bright colors and happy white people are a huge draw. Then the masses will go to the film and get mentally screwed over with globohomo sludge - and hey, they fell for it and they deserve it.
I hated the movie. It’s about woke adults destroying over 60 years of Barbie history, a doll that was from the outset represented as a girl who could be anything she wanted, and was, no matter what the herd tells you. This movie is a psychotic dip into adults taking over the domain of children for their own tarnished sexual fetishes and power fantasies…yes, to satisfy their own lusts, with no regard to the needs of children. The movie is a polished turd.
Thanks for spoiling a rotten movie to save us from spending $20 and a few hours to see it. Barbie and Oppenheimer could go down in history as Hollywood's last summer blockbusters. I hope the strike lasts forever and that independent studies can take over. Angel, Daily Wire, and Genesius are the new Warner Bros.
Sound of Freedom and all of Mel Gibson's movie are much better alternatives to Pedowood: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-watch-the-sound-of-freedom
Well written and compelling essay, Peachy; even if does make me neurotic for my children’s future. The messaging condemning white males for everything and no credit for anything is overwhelming to many of them. They are not allowed to state basic facts like; biological men are far stronger and faster than biological women, that it’s sexist not to have women make up 50% of the military combat units; that Affirmative Action is racist and sexist against straight white men, etc. When these guys finally either drop out or rebel against that racism and sexism of straight white men, it’s going to be very impactful to the standard of living and security of the US.
Thank you for not poking out your eyeballs and reviewing this propaganda film. Yes white males are bad except when you need civilization, culture, cars, airplanes. Clean water, phones, air conditioning, food production, and to win wars to just name a few. Another show that features progressive madness is the Sex and the City reboot: And just like that.... if there are any historians in the future it showcases in episodic form the destruction of America (as seen through the eyes of many “Karens.”
Thanks for the review. I have zero interest in going to see the movie or any movie for that matter. I did see the Sound of Feedom and that'll probably be the last one I see while I'm alive. I just can't fathom the thought of supporting these Hollywood fascists financially.
I remember what it was like to receive my first Barbie in 1959 and what it meant to me, as well as other little girls I knew, all those years ago.
I thought the movie was a creepy, disturbing appropriation of a child’s toy for ideological purposes that has nothing to do with the doll as it was first made, or continued to be produced as toy in subsequent years.
Barbie was a doll that gave us a strong, capable, interesting, beautiful, kind accomplished and talented young woman, and continued to do so for over 60 years…until now.
Going back to 1959, Barbie was the representation of youthful beauty (and youth is beauty) and womanhood. Ken was handsome, gentlemanly, accomplished, kind, and manly, and he loved Barbie, and Barbie loved Ken in that world that was the domain of girls. That was the character of these dolls most of us grew up with. Both men and women love these dolls for those reasons. No one thought of Barbie as less, or unworthy, or believed Ken was an abusive toxic male. That took revisionist history to set us all straight!
With this movie, you are told what to think, and to forget what you cherished about these dolls. You are told that all of the history we have loved about them is wrong, dirty, toxic, and should be denied, and anyone who does not agree is falsely accused of being uniformed, stupid or a racist. That we are ignorant of what they represented. We are told this of course by people who believe that the things we loved about them should now be deconstructed and banished for even worse abuses. Especially involving children.
It’s true, These dolls, as many toys, represented an ideal, not the actual reality of the human condition, but thats what makes play important for kids, it makes goals and standards important and longed for. Not that one can become perfect, but that there is hope of an ideal, and that was what Barbie taught us in our childhood, at least that’s what I saw, and I know from talking to many, many others, that that’s what they thought as well. Plus, no one I ever knew who played with these dolls, thought they had to look like Barbie. But that she represented the feminine in a pleasing and endearing way.
Also, this movie bashes men with a hate I just can’t wrap my head around. Ken, and all the other Kens are presented as worthless, week, empty headed, and even villainous (like all men according to the mixed up creeps who made this film). The Kens are labeled toxic, and evil for just being men, and therefore must be cut down. Barbie is presented as not being able to be a real woman unless she lowers her standards to fit in with the currant trends of hedonism, and she can’t be worth anything unless she complies to some bankrupt concept of acceptance in-order to become just one of the herd in the new reality. This is followed by an even worse idea that destroys women completely, that men, after all, make better women, than women do, if they can just get the costume and makeup right.
It’s not a movie I would take a kid to. The film makers deceitfully presented it as one for the whole family in their trailers. Of course see the movie if you want to…who is going to stop you? But at least, consider leaving the kids at home.
The only good things about this movie, as far as I could tell, are the outfits, and some of the special effects, a few songs and a dance number. Otherwise it’s a sick pink nightmare made by privileged adults honking on that old ‘patriarchy’ BS while (I’ll say it again) destroying over 60 years of Barbie history…a doll that was made for little girls from the outset, who represented a girl who could be anything she wanted, and was, no matter what they say you must believe.
This movie is a psychotic dip into victimhood created by adults who are as divorced as it gets from victimhood, while they perform a hostile takeover of the domain of children for their own tarnished sexual fetishes and power fantasies…yes, to satisfy their own lusts, and fake grievances.
Absolutely love your writing! Guess that makes me a domestic terrorist enabler.
The left really wants to badly perpetuate this idea that there is still some "white male patriarchy" in control of things. That is so 1960. Go to any ivy league university campus and its 50%+ women and 50%+ minority. The richest big tech companies in America are run by minorities, and 50%+ of the rich priveledged workers are minorities. Medical schools, judges, wall street, etc... all 50%+ minorities and women these days. What levers of power in America are controlled by this so called "white male patriarchy" anymore??? Absolutely none. They have been beaten down out of existence.
This "white male patriarchy" is total fiction that is continued to be pushed by the woke far left because they need a "boogeyman". They need a enemy to focus on. Because what would they do everyday with themselves if they couldn't focus their energy and hate on this imaginary "white male patriarchy" that does not exist anymore?
These days it's a bad assumption that going to a gynecologist means she has a vagina.
Thanks for the recap. I’m the wrong demographic for this brain damage. I’d rather have my toenails pulled out with pliers by Ho Chi Minh than watch a Barbie movie. There are a few problems with the whole doll movie concept above and beyond the super sized serving of racial-sexual- critical- Neo-Commie half- baked -BS -destroy -the -West -theory regurgitation. How interesting could any movie be about a doll, any doll? I don’t care if it’s GIJoe. I doubt there’s entertainment material for any movie that is essentially two hours of toy product placement. Yeah I know - Toy Story.
But trying to turn a plastic doll into an adult solving adult problems, kinda tough. How could it be anything but cliche in whatever direction it goes? The directress and her BF look like a psychiatrist’s retirement fund all by themselves.
Thank you for watching it for us! Great review. Looks like I was right, it is the movie Havisham would make. Maybe ruining Dickens will be Gerwig’s next project after Snow White..
We’re so f’d.