Seeing all the creative interpretations of a modern day Barbie and Ken relationship over the past few years has been just as much fun as playing with those dolls when I was a little kid. We’ve written about Barbie dealing with relevant issues like teen pregnancy, drugs, binge drinking and sex. We’ve even written about Barbie as a serial killer. Since it’s always done in a sarcastic kind of way, it’s been great fun to write those articles.
One thing we haven’t touched on is what it would be like if Barbie found out that Ken was gay. Hey, it happens, right? Besides, Ken always seemed kind of gay to me anyway. Photographer Dina Goldstein decided to take this project on, and I couldn’t image it done any better.
She used real models which she then Photoshopped and put into what seems like a real Barbie dreamhouse (hey, I used to have one of those!). On her website, Dina wrote, “… partner K is grappling with his sexuality and finds himself in a loveless marriage. He struggles with his position in the household and faces his lack of authenticity.” Barbie, don’t cut all your hair off and cry, you’ll fall in love again. Just get yourself a Facebook account and find another man. There are plenty of fish in the sea. You can learn more about Dina and see some great behind the scenes footage on her website. I heard there is even a new web series called Life In The Dreamhouse. I guess people really can’t get enough of Barbie.
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