The Golden Globes, a spectacle of glitz, glamor, and sometimes groans – especially when Jo Koy decides to take a jab at “Barbie.” But fear not, for Greta Gerwig, the maestro behind “Barbie,” has responded with a dose of wit that even Ken would envy.
As Koy’s ‘Barbie’ jokes echoed through Hollywood, leaving cringes in their wake, Gerwig emerged as the voice of reason, or should we say, the voice of molded plastic wisdom.
During an appearance on BBC Radio 4, she crafted a response that danced between acknowledging the absurdity and embracing the uniqueness of making a movie about a doll with an anatomically improbable figure.
“Worry not, he’s not entirely off base,” Gerwig quipped, giving a nod to Barbie’s unprecedented plastic proportions. “She’s the first doll mass-produced with breasts, so he was spot-on.”
Gerwig, known for her directorial finesse, took a different route – she decided not to fashion a response soaked in bitterness.
Instead, she sashayed into the essence of the project, highlighting the comical challenge of giving life to a character whose defining trait is a lack of definition.
“And you know, I think that so much of the project of the movie was unlikely because it is about a plastic doll,” Gerwig remarked, as if orchestrating a cinematic ballet with a touch of whimsy.
The filmmaker then pirouetted into the heart of Barbie’s enigma, eloquently expressing how the doll serves as a blank canvas for dreams.
“Barbie by her very construction has no character, no story, she’s there to be projected upon,” Gerwig elucidated, infusing her words with a wink and a nod.
In a world where the social media curtain rises for every critique, Gerwig chose to don a director’s hat even off-screen. She showcased that sometimes, in the realm of Hollywood absurdity, embracing the quirks of a plastic protagonist is the true key to box office success.
As the Golden Globes stage continued to reverberate with Koy’s humor, Gerwig’s response became a ray of sunshine in a sea of plastic fantastic controversies.
In the grand play of awards and absurdities, she demonstrated that wit is the real golden ticket.