Take the domestic robot nightmare vibes from Olivia Wilde‘s Don’t Worry Darling and remove the dark undertow stuff and paint it all pink, and you’ve got Barbie. Or so it seems.

Posted on 5.26.23: “I’ve never forgotten LexG saying [in 2013] that he liked The Wolf of Wall Street ‘for the wrong reasons” — i.e., he’d had so much fun with the party-boy behavior that the moral message barely registered.’

“The latest trailer for Greta Gerwig‘s Barbie seems to be following suit. On one hand it’s clearly a satire of girly-girl shallowness and empty Coke-bottle personalities and pretty-in-pink aesthetics, but on the other hand many who will pay to see it (are we allowed to say that younger women are apparently the target audience?) will be adoring the abundant plastic materialism and smiley-face attitudes that the film is telling its audience to maybe think twice about.

“Trust me, there will be millions who will love Barbie ‘for the wrong reasons.'”