Margot Robbie Explains Awkward Sex Joke In ‘Barbie’ Movie
You can brush Barbie’s hair and strip her everywhere, but so what?
Margot Robbie graced Vogue’s latest cover and was dressed in Barbie’s signature pink, where she opened up about her highly anticipated role in “Barbie,” based on Mattel dolls.
The 32-year-old Australian and director Greta Gerwig gave some insight into the sexual dynamic – and lack thereof – between Barbie and Ken in the upcoming comedy.
In one scene, Robbie’s blonde beauty talks to her Ken (Ryan Gosling) outside her Dreamhouse.
“I thought I might stay tonight,” Ken said.
“For what?” Barbie asked.
“Because we are girlfriend and boyfriend,” Ken replied.
“To do what?” she asked shyly, to which her plastic boyfriend thought, “I’m not sure actually.”
According to the 39-year-old ‘Little Women’ filmmaker and ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ alum, the photo evokes the fact that Barbie and Ken’s anatomy is somewhat indecipherable.
“You feel there’s something there, that’s part of the allure,” Gerwig explained, referring to the nondescript bulge between Ken’s legs as well as Barbie’s nippleless breasts. “We don’t know how it all works a bit. But it’s not without intrigue.
Robbie dove deeper into Barbie’s seemingly genderless character and how she played her.
“I’m like, ‘Okay, it’s a doll. It’s a plastic doll. She has no organs,” she said, recalling her thoughts out loud. “If she has no organs, she has no reproductive organs.”
“If she has no reproductive organs, would she even feel sexual desire? No, I don’t think she can.
“She is sexualized. But she should never be sexy,” Robbie continued. “People can project sex on her. Yes, she can wear a short skirt, but because it’s fun and pink. Not because she wanted you to see her ass.
While the incredibly effervescent previews drove fans wild, some young watchers said they were unhappy with Gosling being the pick to play Ken.
Critics have called the 42-year-old ‘The Notebook’ star “too old” to portray the elastic man, one person writing on Twitter that “his wrinkles drag me out of the experience.”
“I love Ryan Gosling but I don’t know [I don’t know] why it looks a bit too old and dry. I don’t know if it’s because of the hair or the tan, but he needed a moisturizer,” said one user. complained.
“Ryan Gosling is too ugly and too old to play Ken, they should have chosen [sic] henry cavill or chris evans bye,” someone writing.