A Viral TikTok Explains Why Barbie Does not Like Ken Again in Film

Spoilers forward for Barbie.

A set off for Ryan Gosling’s Ken in Barbie is the truth that Margot Robbie’s Stereotypical Barbie did not reciprocate his romantic emotions for her. It leads him to specific his agony in a now-viral track (“I am Simply Ken”) and convey patriarchy to Barbie Land in hopes that it will change issues.

However Robbie’s Barbie by no means needs to be with him romantically, and whereas she does not explicitly clarify why, followers seen that the film does really give a purpose as to why she is not . One TikTok consumer posted a video explaining that within the movie, Robbie’s Barbie is linked to Gloria’s (America Ferrera’s character) unconscious. When Gloria, her daughter Sasha, and Barbie have been en path to Barbie Land, Gloria shared that she by no means had a Ken doll and did not assume Barbie wanted a Ken. Different customers on social media pointed to that same scene because the movie’s clarification for Barbie’s disinterest.

Gloria mentioned in it, “Don’t inform him, however I by no means received a Ken.”

Stereotypical Barbie responded, “That’s as a result of Ken is completely superfluous! I didn’t say that.”

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Earlier than Barbie got here out, Robbie defined to Vogue that she performed Barbie as if she did not really feel sexual need, which additionally might have contributed to her lack of emotions for Ken. “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 really feel sexual need? No, I don’t assume she may,” Robbie mentioned. “[So yes,] she is sexualized. However she ought to by no means be horny. Folks can undertaking intercourse onto her. Sure, she will be able to put on a brief skirt, however as a result of it’s enjoyable and pink. Not as a result of she wished you to see her butt.”

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