Be the First to Witness ‘Black Barbie’ – A Groundbreaking Doc by Shonda Rhimes and Netflix! Tuesday 04 June, 2024

Experience the Inspiring Journey of Black Barbie: A Tale of Representation, Identity, and Imagination

Immerse yourself in the powerful narrative of ‘Black Barbie’ as it honors the transformative influence of three visionary Black women at Mattel who shaped the Barbie legacy. Discover the enthralling stories behind the creation of the first Black Barbie in 1980, illuminating the profound impact of representation on identity formation and the stimulation of creativity.



Drawing inspiration from the courageous Beulah Mae Mitchell, a standout employee at Mattel who dared to question co-founder Ruth Handler with, “Why don’t we make a Barbie that looks like me?”, Lagueria Davis delves into the ripple effect of that inquiry and the challenging journey towards the introduction of the inaugural non-white “Barbie”.

Embark on a voyage through the historical significance of Black dolls, their role in civil rights and Black entrepreneurship, and the pivotal function of imaginative play in molding children’s sense of self. The documentary juxtaposes the enduring legacy of the three trailblazing Black women at Mattel with the narratives of a handpicked group of Black women immortalized by Barbie dolls in their likeness, while also showcasing the reflections of celebrities and fans on the profound influence of this iconic doll.

Join Netflix in celebrating 70 years of Black culture and the unique impact of the Black Barbie in shaping the diverse spectrum of beloved dolls we cherish today.

Unbox the Empowering Story of Black Barbie Streaming Exclusively on Netflix June 19th

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