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Barbie movie praised for giving Margot Robbie's character cellulite

Barbie movie praised for giving Margot Robbie's character cellulite

The Barbie-mania is far from dying down


With opening weekend for the extremely eagerly-anticipated blockbuster smash now behind us - it's clear there are no signs of the rife Barbie mania dying down anytime soon.

After debuting on Rotten Tomatoes with an impressive 88 per cent score along with Ryan Gosling getting serious some Oscar buzz for his performance as Ken - it's no surprise that fans are still going crazy for the movie.

And the latest praise for the flick, directed by the legendary Greta Gerwig, surrounds Barbie giving Margot Robbie's character cellulite.

Now, in case you've been living under a rock or simply haven't had enough time to flock to the cinema alongside the other Barbie fanatics, then you'll be happy to know the film finally hit the big screen last Friday (21 July).

Boasting a star-studded cast, Robbie and Gosling are joined by the likes of America Ferreira, Will Ferrell, Emma Mackey, Simu Liu and Michael Cera, just to name a handful.

The official synopsis follows: "Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans."

Such 'joys and perils' include some unfortunately all-too-relatable existentialism.

Barbie's major existential crisis which leads her to leave the oasis of Barbie Land comes after she discovers a patch of cellulite on her once seemingly 'perfect' plastic skin.

Barbie is thrust into a major existential crisis after discovering a patch of cellulite on her skin.
Warner Bros.

In case you don't know what cellulite is, it has been defined as a physical attribute present in around 80 to 90 per cent of women as well as 10 percent of men, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

A totally common feature of the human body, cellulite involves the netted fibrous tissue in the fat beneath your skin and sometimes the fat cells present in this particular area will clump together and get pushed through that net creating a dimpled appearance to the skin.

Despite marketing, advertisements and pretty much the whole beauty industry, cellulite is not actually a health condition or a disease and does not require a 'cure' in the medical sense at all.

And its inclusion in Gerwig's Barbie is now being hailed as a pretty big breakthrough, considering the original Mattel dolls were once criticised for perpetuating the very same unrealistically high beauty standards the film now allegedly seeks to dismantle.

Fans flocked to Twitter to praise the movie's inclusion of cellulite.

Fans of the flick have since rushed to share their views and exactly why they loved the inclusion so much.

One Twitter user penned: "The fact that Margot Robbie's Barbie accepts the cellulite in the end… powerful."

A second revealed: "Seeing Margot Robbie have cellulite did something for my confidence that I don't understand."

People are calling Barbie 'one of the best movies made'.

A third tweeted: "No because it UPSET me when Barbie thought she wasn't 'perfect' because she had cellulite … like this film really shows what it’s like to live in today's society where you feel you have to live up to certain standards.

"Barbie is truly one of the best movies made."


Some loved the inclusion of the totally natural skin feature so much they even wished there was more screen-time celebrating it.

"Wish there was just one more scene at the end of the Barbie movie where it’s made clear cellulite isn't a big deal and loads of people have it," wrote a final Twitter user.

Barbie is currently available to watch in cinemas worldwide.

Featured Image Credit: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images / Warner Bros

Topics: Barbie, Celebrity, Film and TV, Health, Margot Robbie, Twitter, Warner Bros