Episode #9×27: How ‘Barbie’ Portrays the Human Experience, Girl Dinner, Trump’s Bad News

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and real BARBIE talk!
  • Our resident Barbie expert and social media manager Chloé educates us on the history of Barbie, and delves into how her legacy is represented on the silver screen. Follow her on Instagram and TikTok.
  • Barbie was originally based on a German escort doll?!
  • The real life Barbie and Ken were brother and sister?!
  • Justice for Allan and Midge!!!
  • Is the message of this movie that men are stupid? We don’t think the haters are aware Ken-ough to understand the layers of Barbie.
  • With the success of ‘Barbie,’ Mattel has some major tailwinds to help project it towards future motion pictures adaptations of their other properties: think magic 8 ball, Doug, and American Girl dolls!
  • Wtf is girl dinner? If you’re anything like us, you’ve been eating girl dinner for years not knowing it was a “thing.”
  • Girl dinner isn’t a prescribed menu, it’s a #lifestyle. For some of us, the center of girl dinner is cheese. For others, it’s diet coke and a blunt.
  • Popeyes was prepared: they rolled out their girl dinner menu when the trend went viral.
  • This week’s recommendations are mostly fun with one notable super responsible exception! ‘They Cloned Tyrone’ on Netflix (Laura), Figo Pet Insurance (Andrew), ‘Fourth Wing’ by Rebecca Yarros, and princessmovies.to for a super legitimate, totally legal way to watch all the Barbie movies for free (Chloé over here trying to get us sued).

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available to Patrons and Apple Podcast subscribers:

  • Comparing our millennial and gen z experiences of diet culture in the 90s and 2010s.
  • Chloé has some tea about the perception that gen z is more body inclusive and positive (they’re not).
  • We take a a walk down memory lane and reminisce (or cringe) about our public school lunchroom experiences. California out here with the bougie cafeteria set ups, we were totally robbed out East!

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