Welcome to Barbie Land!
The first official trailer for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie is here, and it’s two minutes of pink campy perfection.
Warner Bros. first released a sneak peek into the Barbie World in the initial teaser dropped in December. Now, audiences can officially meet Barbie (Margot Robbie) and her bleach-blonde companion Ken (Ryan Gosling), along with the other Barbie and Kens of Barbie Land.
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Joining Robbie and Gosling as Mattel dolls is a wonderfully diverse cast, including Issa Rae as President Barbie, Dua Lipa as Mermaid Barbie, and Hari Nef as Doctor Barbie. Rounding out the Barbies is Kate McKinnon, Nicola Coughlan, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Ritu Arya, Sharon Rooney, and Ana Cruz Kayne. According to the character posters released by the studio, Ken dolls are just Ken dolls and do not have individual titles. Scott Evans, Ncuti Gatwa and Simu Liu will all play “Ken too.”
From what we can see in the trailer, the dolls live in a picture-perfect town complete with pink beaches, pink water slides, and, you guessed it, pink corvettes. Although the Barbies appear to live in perfect harmony, there is some obvious tension within the Ken community, especially between Gosling and Liu.
“If I was not severely injured I would beach you off right now, Ken,” Gosling’s character says in the trailer.
“I’ll beach off with you any day, Ken,” Lui replies.
Yes, this is a direct quote from the movie, and no, we cannot wait to watch the entire film. Greta Gerwig is a genius.
C’Mon Barbie Let’s Go Party With the Humans
The trailer does not give way to the movie’s plot (luckily). But we do know Barbie has a “full-on existential crisis” which drives her to venture out into the “Real World.” Ken will ultimately follow his crush out of Barbie Land but don’t worry, he remembered to pack his roller skates.
“To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken,” reads the official description.
Hari Nef also celebrated the trailer’s release by sharing a heartfelt letter she wrote to Gerwig and Robbie.
“When I heard I was cast as a Barbie in the Barbie movie, it looked like I was maybe not going to be able to do the film because of a scheduling conflict,” Nef wrote on Instagram. Read part of her letter here.
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Watch the trailer and see how Twitter is celebrating this “return to real cinema” below. Barbie will premiere in theaters on July 21.
— Barbie Movie (@barbiethemovie) April 4, 2023
BARBIE WILL BE THE MOVIE OF THE YEAR pic.twitter.com/hPmx63E1Ql
— NOSTALGIA (@notgwendalupe) April 4, 2023
Omfg that Barbie movie is going for the deep lore this is amazing pic.twitter.com/JWR1ULi8hm
— Kevin (@scribblesscript) April 4, 2023
real cinema is back pic.twitter.com/Tinu5epZLt
— Bradley 🖤 (@bradleyberdecia) April 4, 2023
barbie taking her shoes off and her feet staying the same pic.twitter.com/YMv0JAlA3D
— esme (@killbiill) April 4, 2023