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Global Distributor, Streaming Service and Manufacturer, Mubi announces special not so barbie to honor the premiere of Greta Gerwig’s long-awaited film Barbie. This Friday, the 1988 comedy Mortal Attraction (Heathers) arrives to complete the schedule, which brings together eight other productions.
The iconic Barbie doll perpetuates a stereotypical female standard of perfection in beauty, lifestyle, profession, and cultural contexts. The Not So Barbie collection is a paradox, featuring films featuring female protagonists who escape the norm and subvert the norm of behavior, clothing, and professional and personal aspirations imposed on women.
Among the films already available are: Coming of Age Drama girls, by Celine Signamma; funny dramatic comedy African Desperate, by Martyn Sims; low budget drama (mambalacore) hannah climbs the stairs, by Zoe Swanberg and starring Greta Gerwig (Between the Ladies, Barbie); fearless and insightful present people, by Kit Zouhar; The playful, dark comedy directed by Emma Seligman, shiv baby, ninja thaiberg movie, Pleasure, about the porn industry; Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls, the epitome of kitsch entertainment of the 1990s; and melodrama about female resilience returnBy Pedro Almodovar, starring Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona).