Barbie is ready to party while contemplating her own mortality. A new trailer for Greta Gerwig's highly anticipated Barbie film, starring Margot Robbie,
has been released. Barbie in the trailer is questioning everything after taking a cold shower, falling off her roof, and losing her perfectly arched feet. Soon after,
Robbie's Barbie is confronted by Kate McKinnon's more weathered Barbie doll and given a choice: stay in Barbieland or put on a pair of Birkenstocks and venture out into the real world to "know the truth about the universe."
In her Vogue cover story, Robbie revealed that Gerwig has been taking Barbie very seriously, sending her episodes of This American Life and writing abstract poetry about the doll.
The film was inspired in part by the 1994 best-seller Reviving Ophelia, a book about a change that occurs in American girls when they reach puberty.
"How is this journey similar to what a teenage girl feels?" Gerwig inquired of Vogue. "Suddenly, she realizes, Oh, I'm not good enough."
Barbie appears to be in for a rude awakening as Ryan Gosling's Ken follows her into the real world. Barbie becomes the ultimate fish out of water after landing in what appears to be Venice,
California, discovering the male gaze for the first time—before a man smacks her buttocks without her consent. Naturally, Barbie punches him in the face, landing her and Ken in jail.