‘Barbie’ and Ken explore the ‘real world’ and life with flat feet in new trailer

'Barbie' and Ken explore the 'real world' and life with flat feet in new trailer

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She’s just a Barbie girl living in… the real world?

The new trailer for the Greta Gerwig-directed “Barbie” movie released Thursday offers the first full look at Barbie (Margot Robbie) and Ken (Ryan Gosling) leaving Barbie Land to explore the “real world,” and we will go ahead and say that today is “the best day ever!”

That is, until Barbie is seen having an existential crisis.

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“Some things have happened that might be related,” Barbie tells her friends, adding that she experienced a “cold shower” and fell off her roof instead of her usual float.

That’s not even the worst part.

“And my heels… are on the ground,” Barbie tells her Barbie friends, who scream and gasp at the sight of Barbie’s flat feet. It’s pandemonium and it’s fun.

As Barbie tries to solve this problem, her first stop is to see Kate McKinnon’s “Weird Barbie”, who tells Barbie that she needs to go to “the real world”.

“You can go back to your ordinary life, or you can know the truth of the universe,” says Weird Barbie as she lets Barbie choose the path to the pink pump, or the path to the human Birkenstock sandal.

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Kate McKinnon in ‘Barbie.’

And so begins Barbie’s journey with Ken through the real world. “Barbie in the real world? It’s impossible,” says a human named Gloria, played by America Ferrera.

Clips of Barbie’s flat-footed journey into the world are shown while Cass Elliot’s “Make Your Own Kind of Music” plays in the background. We see Barbie getting arrested, Ken trying to perform an appendectomy on a human, and Barbie running away from the villainous Mattel CEO played by Will Farrell, who is desperate to put her “back in a box.”

It was also announced Thursday that the artists featured on the film’s soundtrack include Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Haim, Tame Impala, Nicki Minaj and one of the film’s stars, Ryan Gosling – whose musical number did not appear to be included in the trailer. Producer and DJ Mark Ronson is the Executive Music Producer for the soundtrack.

The “Barbie” movie hits theaters on July 21.

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