Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

USA | 91 MINUTES

TINY SHOULDERS: RETHINKING BARBIE

Documentary, Female Director(s)
Since her debut nearly 60 years ago, Barbie has been, at turns, a fashion idol and a cultural lightning rod, in constant conversation and conflict with the ideals and aspirations of women and girls in every era. Tiny Shoulders explores the untold history of the Barbie figure to explore beauty, stereotypes, and women’s progress, all reflected back by an 11.5-inch doll. At the same time, the film goes behind the scenes at Mattel, where Barbie undergoes a new transformation in order to better reflect today’s more diverse perspectives on body image and beauty ideals. Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Roxane Gay, Peggy Orenstein, Mattel insiders, and cultural historians, Tribeca alum Andrea Nevins’s engaging and enlightening documentary brings the iconic doll into new focus, positioning her as the ever-evolving mirror of feminism in America.

—Cara Cusumano

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Andrea Nevins

Andrea Nevins is an Academy Award®-nominated, Emmy®-winning director, whose interest in lives in transition inspired her previous documentaries Still Kicking, The Other F Word, and Play It Forward, which premiered at Tribeca in 2015. Her work has been featured on HBO, Netflix and, soon, Hulu.
Director
Andrea Nevins
Producer
Cristan Crocker, Andrea Nevins
Screenwriter
Andrea Nevins
Cinematographer
Geoffrey Franklin
Composer
Craig Richey
Editor
Azin Samari
Associate Producer
Dave Diliberto
US Distributor
HULU
Archival Producer
Veronica Brady
Additional Editing
Graham Clark
Cast
Kim Culmone, Michelle Chidoni, Gloria Steinem, Roxane Gay, Peggy Orenstein

CONTACTS

Press Contact
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Print Source
Evan Scott
Hulu
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 424 610 5827
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