Finally, some very cool news from… Barbie?!
By now, you might have heard that the Ava DuVernay Barbie doll sold out in just a few hours on Monday. DuVernay is the Oscar-nominated director behind the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, “Selma“. She also represents a completely different kind of woman; it’s not just her diversity that’s of note, or the amazing braids — but also the simple fact that DuVernay is a woman who’s successful in a niche industry and career line that’s often reserved for men. (It was only recently that a woman won the Oscar for Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurtlocker”!)
Oh, yeah — and let’s talk about how the DuVernay Barbie is dressed. Turtleneck, slacks and sneakers… About a million miles away from the bikinis and high heels (I mean, who really puts those two together?!) of the past! Our only upset is with the body shape, which is still a typical Barbie too skinny size, not true to Ava’s beautiful body type at all (come on, when are we going to finally get diversity in shape?!!).
And we want to hear what you think about the news…
We’re a little in love with DuVernay (the real Ava and the Barbie version!)!