I’m going to say it, the “Barbie” movie was fun. However, just because it made a ton of money does NOT make it a great or Oscar-worthy film. Neither Greta Gerwig, Ryan Gosling, or Margo Robbie achieved that excellence in “Barbie”. The feminist outrage that Greta and Margo were not nominated for work that wasn’t their best —even if if did make lots of money —is greatly misplaced and does not serve us well. Read on for my views on diversity in Hollywood and also my picks for the Oscars this year.
I wasn’t a major fan of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie”. For me, it was overhyped and dealt too much with the patriarchal issues that all women face without even a nod at the added racial issues that we, as woman of color, endure. For me, it was typical white feminism that never addresses women of color. However, the ONE highlight was the monologue that America Ferrera delivered, which DID touch me and was the best part of the movie. So, in honor of America’s Critics Choice win, here is the full text:
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