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    “Make More Movies By And About Women!”: Randall Park Reflects On Lessons Hollywood Should Take From The Success Of Blockbusters Like ‘Barbie’

    Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ has grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. The success of such blockbusters has fostered the growth of more IP-based movies. Mattel has announced more of their toys to be made into movies, including Hot Wheels and Polly Packet from JJ Abrams and Lena Dunham. 

    Randall Park finds such a capitalist function of Hollywood disgraceful. The actor believes the success of ‘Barbie’ sets a dangerous precedent. Instead of spreading the message, film executives look at huge paydays for themselves. Moving forward, money-making will become the only inspiration to make movies.

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    How The Success Of ‘Barbie’ Sends The Wrong Message

    Randall Park believes movies like ‘Barbie’ should also be message-based.

    Randall Park, famous for his work on ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ makes his filmmaking debut with ‘Shortcomings.’ The film follows the exploits of Ben, a struggling film student living in Los Angeles, California. He looked at the directorial debuts of Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach for inspiration.

    Speaking with Rolling Stones, the 49-year-old actor, about studios taking the wrong message from the success of ‘Barbie.’ He told the magazine, “For example, Barbie is this massive blockbuster, and the idea is: Make more movies about toys! No. Make more movies by and about women!”

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    ‘Barbie’ Makes Over A Billion Despite Ban In Certain Countries

    Despite being banned in certain countries, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling-starrer comedy has made over a billion dollars.

    ‘Barbie’ has achieved the rare feat of making a billion dollars at the box office in less than three weeks. Its success has made Greta Gerwig the only female filmmaker with a billion-dollar gross. Its success is incredible, given how it’s still banned in certain countries in the Middle East.

    ‘Barbie’ has earned the wrath of certain Middle Eastern for the “promotion of homosexuality”. Lebanon and Kuwait have taken the film off their cinemas as they believe it contains “inappropriate themes that contradict their conservative values.” Saudi Arabia and UAE suggested some edits which allegedly weren’t made. 

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    Shaurya Thakur is a Content Writer at First Curiosity, who, in his personal time, is writing the greatest "overcoming post-academic slump existential crises" story. His current obsessions are John Cassavetes and Jack Kerouac; musically, he belongs to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.
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