Is your liberation measured in hair styles, dress variety and occupational persona? From inside Barbie’s house, this USC professor and avid Barbie collector dreams of feminism and femininity, high art vs. “low culture,” and Barbie gender-bending activism. Barbie is a multimillion-dollar business and this show looks at the many layers of marketing, collecting, displaying and discussing – all of course, with a twist. Lynn Spigel — Chair of the division of critical studies in the School of Cinema and Television at the University of Southern California, and author of Make Room for T.V.: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America.
1994 TRT: 28 minutes #245