The Bi Pod - All Things BisexualApril 04, 2024x

Queering Barbie

Hi Barbies! We’re talking about the Barbie movie, which we believe is a film about gender performance. We discuss Barbie as an ace icon, Ken’s compulsory heterosexuality, the homoerotic tension between the Kens, and all things gender. And of course, we beach off.

You can find the American Hysteria episode about Barbie here:

You can learn more about Kenneth Handler’s work here: 

You can read more about Barbie as ace/aro representation here:

If you want the scoop on the Earring Magic Ken situation, here’s a summary: 

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