Black Barbie documentary

Shonda Rhimes talks Black Barbie Documentary on Today Show

Our girl Shonda Rhimes stopped by the Today Show last week to discuss her upcoming Black Barbie documentary on Netflix and the importance of representation.

The Queen of television also discussed the iconic doll’s cultural impact and surprised the co-hosts with rare special 40th anniversary editions of the Black Barbie doll!

The highly anticipated documentary which premieres on Netflix Wednesday, June 19th, provides first-person looks and insider stories from the perspectives of three Black women who worked at Mattel in 1980. Through their testimonials as well as informative scholars speaking to academic studies on self-image, the documentary examines the importance of representation and how these dolls have become crucial to the construction of identity and imagination.

Black Barbie Documentary


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