What’s the most anticipated summer blockbuster of the year? The answer to this question is usually a superhero movie, or a movie with explosions. This year, however, at least in my feed, the one we’re most looking forward to is Barbie, right? 


It’s a movie that will not feature an epic battle to save the universe in the third act; nobody will be firing lasers from their eyes; or driving a motorcycle off a cliff in order to eventually disarm a bomb. There may, however, be a portal that opens up to another world…but the world will just be… our world, the world of humans where Barbie will somehow find herself, and that’s about all we knew of Greta Gerwig’s film until yesterday, when she and her stars hit up CinemaCon to present the film to theatre owners where an extensive preview was played for the audience. 

According to Variety – and SPOILER ALERT, don’t read on if you don’t want to know anything at all about the movie: 

“The fantasy-comedy follows the world’s most famous doll, who sets off for the human world to find true happiness after being expelled from Barbieland for being less than perfect. In the never-before-seen footage, which played enthusiastically to the room of theater owners, Barbie is living the good life. That is, until more than a few unusual phenomenons — like cold showers, burnt waffles, funky haircuts and weird-smelling basements — start to rattle the inhabitants of BarbieLand. Barbie and friends are particularly scandalized as the doll’s perfectly arched heels transform into flat feet. The horror! 


So she goes on a journey to visit “weird Barbie,” played by Kate McKinnon, who offers her a choice between high heels or Birkenstocks.

“You can know the truth about whatever you have to do — or you can go back to your regular life and forget any of this ever happened to you,” she says. Barbie ignores the truth (in the form of the Birkenstocks) and grabs the high heel.

Then, set to the tune of “Closer to Fine” by Indigo Girls, Barbie ventures off to the real world. She’s surprised by Ken, who pops up in the trunk of her convertable with his roller skates. “I literally never go anywhere without them,” he says.”

As you can see, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling arrived in Vegas in character…as they should! Nobody needs to see Margot Robbie in black Margiela when she’s promoting Barbie. But also, nobody really wants to see her in Chanel either. This pink and white crop and skirt is Prada and it’s perfect. 


Ryan is also perfect in a pink bomber jacket and a t-shirt that had “From Director Greta Gerwig” written in Barbie font written across his chest. He also looks like he’s wearing more makeup than he usually does and his hair is styled like a K-pop idol. Did he get a perm?! 

I’m not mad at it. As Ryan told the crowd: 

“Up until this point, I only knew Ken from afar. I didn’t know Ken from within. I doubted my Kenergy.”

The Kenergy is strong with this one now.