Margot Robbie is all set to provide the widely anticipated Barbie which is slated to release in the upcoming July. The Greta Gerwig directorial is subjected to several discussions and is a major pop-culture topic even before its release. Recently, The Suicide Squad fame spoke out on how people unnecessarily sexualize the character based on the Mattel fashion dolls.
In an interview with Vogue, Margot Robbie openly addressed how some people sexualize Barbie for her outfits and fashion style. From the posters and the trailers, it was evident that the star-studded movie starring the Harley Quinn star alongside Ryan Gosling will feature the characters donning some unique and cool outfits.
What did Margot Robbie say about Barbie’s sexualization?
Even after being a children’s doll, Barbie is often sexualized by many over the years. As Margot Robbie sat in the interview with Vogue, she cleared everything related to her character and slapped those commenting on Barbie’s sexiness.
“I’m like, ‘Okay, she’s a doll. She’s a plastic doll. She doesn’t have organs. If she doesn’t have organs, she doesn’t have reproductive organs. If she doesn’t have reproductive organs, would she even feel sexual desire?’ No, I don’t think she could.”
“She is sexualized. But she should never be sexy. People can project s-x onto her. Yes, she can wear a short skirt, but because it’s fun and pink. Not because she wanted you to see her b-tt.”
Through her statements, the Babylon actress also defended some of her short and revealing Barbie outfits which were making rounds on the internet soon after their release. As soon as the interview of Margot Robbie reached the fans, the netizens were filled with respect and love for their favorite actress.
The fans rally behind Margot Robbie
The fans were delighted to hear Margot Robbie’s statement on how Barbie is wrongly sexualized for so long. Many found the statement relevant to the present scenario of the world and everyone’s perspective on women whereas many fans found it as another reason to respect their idol.
Take a look at some of the tweets which show how the Oscar-nominated actress’ words garnered praise from everywhere:
Honestly I’m loving her more and more all the time
— ★ Jennifer ★ (@jenni_one_note) May 24, 2023
— Nina | Suicida era 🍷 (@addicted_smoker) May 24, 2023
This is one of those things that you can keep explaining to men, but they’ll never get it https://t.co/WqOzjp6Qme
— Alain 🌸💕 (@tavitanga) May 24, 2023
she’s ending the men before the movie even released
— erén✰👩🏻🚀🪐 (@erenfromtarget) May 24, 2023
there couldn’t have been a more perfect actress for barbie https://t.co/F1lRoKHPrQ
— ˗ˏˋ tang (@dttorefan) May 24, 2023
— ella (@screams0rtega) May 24, 2023
This is sure to amplify the already pertaining high anticipation surrounding the movie. Besides Margot Robbie, Barbie also stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Mackey, John Cena, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, Will Ferrell, Dua Lipa, and many others. While the plot of the movie is yet to be disclosed properly, the movie is reportedly loosely based on the 1994 non-fiction book Reviving Ophelia.
With the recent social media trends and the presence of a top-tier cast and crew, it can be said that Barbie can be one of the most memorable flicks of this year. But to be a blockbuster, the movie will also have to compete with another star-studded project- Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer which is dropping on the same date.
Barbie is all set to hit the theaters on July 21, 2023.