Barbie and Ken explore the “real world” and life on flat feet in a new trailer


It’s just a Barbie girl living in… the real world?

The new trailer for “Barbie,” directed by Greta Gerwig and released Thursday, offers the first full look at Barbie (Margot Robbie) and Ken (Ryan Gosling) as they leave Barbie Land to explore the “real world,” and we’re going to go ahead and say the day is “Best day ever!”

That is, until you see Barbie suffer a full-blown existential crisis.

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“Some things happened that might be related,” Barbie tells her friends, adding that she was hit with a “cold shower” and fell off her roof, instead of her usual float.

That’s not even the worst part.

“So are my heels… on the floor,” Barbie says to her Barbie friends, who shriek and gasp at the sight of Barbie’s flat feet. It’s pandemonium, and it’s funny.

While Barbie tries to solve this problem, her first stop is a vision of Kate McKinnon’s “Weird Barbie”, who tells Barbie she has to go to the “real world”.

“You can go back to your normal life or you can learn the truth about the universe,” says Weird Barbie, as she allows Barbie to choose the path of the pink pump, or the path of the human Birkenstock sandal.

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Kate McKinnon in the movie “Barbie”.

Thus, Barbie’s journey with Ken through the real world begins. “Barbie in the real world? That’s impossible,” says a human named Gloria, played by America Ferrera.

Clips from Barbie’s flat-out world tour are shown while Cass Elliott’s “Make Your Own Kind of Music” plays in the background. We see Barbie get caught, Ken trying to perform an appendectomy on a human and Barbie running away from the evil CEO of Mattel played by Will Farrell, who is desperate to put her back in a box.

Also announced Thursday were the artists appearing on the film’s soundtrack, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Haim, Tame Impala, Nicki Minaj, and one of the film’s stars, Ryan Gosling — whose musical number didn’t appear in the promotional trailer. . Producer and DJ Mark Ronson is the soundtrack’s executive music producer.

Barbie will hit theaters on July 21.

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