Barbie trailer teases a doll existential crisis alongside Dua Lipa's new single

Barbie trailer teases a doll existential crisis alongside Dua Lipa’s new single

The newest trailer for Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie starring Barbie promises that the classic Mattel doll is about to become very self-aware.

Warner Bros. released the global trailer for the highly anticipated film on Thursday, offering one of the most comprehensive glimpses into how the film will take Barbie from her backyard to the real world. In it, Robbie’s star Barbie interrupts a dance party with an existential question: Do you ever think about death?

From there, she reveals how “a few things happened to her” that might be related to that huge negative party: cold showers, falls off the roof, and her feet flop on the ground.

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The changes force Barbie into what Kate McKinnon calls “the real world,” in a sequence that continues The matrixthe famous red pill-blue pill sequence (only this time with a shiny heel or a Birkenstock sandal). There, Barbie and Ken come face-to-face with sexual harassment, prison, and executives – led by Will Ferrell – who want to keep Barbie’s “catastrophic” news a secret in the real world.

The nearly three-minute trailer, set to a new single from Dua Lipa, promises that whether you love or hate Barbie, this is a feminist awakening film for you.

The latest – and first full trailer of Barbie offered a broad and comedic look at the universe Gerwig co-wrote with partner Noah Baumbach. Beach-offs between Ryan Gosling and Simu Liu, Robbie’s Barbie breaking the fourth wall into the human world and surprise casting reveals hidden in the credits (John Cena, among the most memorable) have been teased .

The trailer was released on the same day as a series of character posters were released, featuring countless Barbies played by Dua Lipa, Kate McKinnon and Rita Arya, her friends (Emerald Fennell’s Midge and Michael Cera’s Alan), alongside to humans Will Ferrell, America Ferrera and Elena Mirren.

The trailer dropped after the announcement of the Barbie movie soundtrack — Barbie the Album – which was produced by Mark Ronson and will be released on Atlantic Records the same day as the film. Featured artists include star Ryan Gosling, along with Lizzo, Nicki Minaj, Karol G, Khalid, Ice Spice, Charli XCX, HAIM, The Kid Laroi, Ava Max and more. The first single from the soundtrack, “Dance the Night” by Dua Lipa, will be released Thursday at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Barbie hits theaters July 21.