08 August 2005

barbie's audition

Joe Gibbons
"Barbie's Audition"
Pixelvision, 1995, 12 min.

In Gibbons' darkly comic take on the Hollywood casting couch, Barbie becomes the victim of sexual harrassment and exploitation. Although "Barbie's Audition" was initially selected to appear at Sundance, festival lawyers were concerned about the doll's role and ultimately vetoed the short.

on one level this is 12 minutes of a grown man playing wth his barbie

think about it

on another, its a sophisticated gender critique

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