Transgender model and actor Hari Nef will feature in the upcoming new Barbie film, according to reports.
Based on the classic Mattel toy Barbie, marketed at young girls, the film will feature transgender Hari Nef as detailed in a promotional image the transgender actor shared on social media.
Nef tweeted a poster of the film featuring the actor in full-character costume.
“This Barbie is a doctor,” the poster extols.
Nef also released a previously written letter to the film’s director Greta Gerwig after it was revealed that the “Transparent” actor could not participate in the movie due to scheduling conflicts, The Daily Caller reported.
In the letter, ef asked Gerwig and Robbie to “fudge” the schedule so the actor could participate.
As Pink News reported:
Nef begins the letter by acknowledging how the people involved with the film, including Gerwig and Robbie, “played no small role in cultivating my love of sitting in the dark in front of big screens for an hour or two,” before describing how the monumental impact of Barbie in popular culture contributed to her “need” to join the film.
“Identity politics and cinema aren’t my favourite combination, but the name BARBIE looms large over every American woman,” she wrote. “Barbie’s the standard; she’s The Girl; she’s certainly THE doll.”
Barbie going ‘woke’ is nothing new, unfortunately.
Last year, Mattel announced the release of its newest Barbie doll to celebrate transgender actor Laverne Cox to “highlight the importance of inclusion and acceptance.”
“We are proud to highlight the importance of inclusion and acceptance at every age and to recognize Laverne’s significant impact on culture with a Tribute Collection Barbie,” said Lisa McKnight, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Barbie and Dolls at Mattel, when the announcement was made.
As CBS News reported, the company worked directly with Cox to sculpt the doll and develop the gown.
The Tribute Collection will also honor Lucille Ball for being a trailblazer for women in entertainment and Queen Elizabeth II, who was honored with a doll just ahead of her Platinum Jubilee and timed for her 96th birthday.
Cox’s doll was also released in advance of her 50th birthday on May 29.
She held a Barbie-themed party on Thursday to celebrate both her birthday and her doll.
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It’s official women have been completely erased from the world! Years of fighting for equality and other rights, only to give them up overnight to men that wear lipstick and wear dresses. You did it, Congrats! You get abortion and a demotion all at once. You all voted for it! Now live with it!