Othersode #83: Florida is the Mojo Dojo Casa House of America / Barbie with Nathan Simmons

HI BARBIE! It’s girls’ night, plus one Ken (special guest Nathan Simmons)! Join the squad for our discussion of the already iconic Barbie movie. We talk about the film’s brilliant marketing, Barbie’s particular brand of feminism, the excellent cast, motherhood and daughterhood, and of course, the weird conservative backlash. Read along for our next Bookpisode on Thirst for Salt by Madelaine Lucas on 9/5. Then join us and special guest Grace Treutel (author of the chapbook From the Humid Chambers of My Heart) for an Othersode about What We Do in the Shadows on 9/19! Send us feedback (PLEASE) to thesquad@booksquadgoals.com! And while you’re at it, leave us a rating and review on Apple podcasts. Thanks, Barbie!

Table of Contents:
:30– Welcome, Nathan! And icebreaker
8:10– The Barbie Movie intro
13:50– Barbie’s marketing
24:55– Literary influence
51:45– response from critics
1:08:00–Motherhood corner
1:18:21– we are Barbie gorls
1:24:40– What’s on the blog? What’s up next?

Where to find Nathan:

Variety Barbie Marketing article:

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