Friday, June 07, 2024

“Black Barbie” on Netflix

“Black Barbie” is a new documentary feature, written and directed by Lagueria Davis, whose aunt worked at toy manufacturer Mattel and championed the groundbreaking doll, streaming June 19, 2024mon Netflix:

“…the first ‘Black Barbie’ doll, debuted in 1980…

“….31 years after the original Barbie, thanks to three women at Mattel who advocated for the toy…”

“Telling the ‘Black Barbie’ story has been such a personal journey,”, said Davis.  

“And it warms my heart to celebrate the legacy of my aunt ‘Beulah Mae Mitchell’, ‘Kitty Black Perkins’ and ‘Stacey McBride Irby’ in our film.”

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