Listening, Hollywood Pooh-Bahs?

Ava Du Vernay Barbie doll

How likely is this?

  1. Barbie makes a doll honoring a real Hollywood woman of color.
  2. The woman isn’t a movie star. She’s a director – Ava Du Vernay.
  3. The doll sells out in 17 seconds.

The Ava Du Vernay Barbie doll
The Ava Du Vernay Barbie doll

The message here should be obvious, unless you’re so stuck in your white patriarchal blindness that you cannot see. Hello, Hollywood Pooh-Bahs, isn’t it time to see the obvious?

DuVernay shared her feelings about the Barbie with Vanity Fair.

Author: Virginia DeBolt

After many years as an educator and writer, Virginia retired from working life. She's always loved a good movie or TV show and wants to use her free time to talk about them with you now. #EldersRock! Look for Old Ain't Dead on Twitter.

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