How Barbie Captures the Plasticity of Our Surreal Times
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode, Andrew talks to Lit Hub movie critic Olivia Rutigliano about the gendered politics, anti-nostalgic aesthetics, and Hollywood/Mattel economics of Greta Gerwig’s hit new movie, Barbie.
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Olivia Rutigliano is the Associate Editor of Lit Hub’s CrimeReads vertical and the Senior Film Writer at Lit Hub. She is also a Contributing Editor at Bright Wall/Dark Room. Her other work appears in Vanity Fair, Vulture, Lapham’s Quarterly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Public Books, The Baffler, Politics/Letters, The Toast, Truly Adventurous, PBS Television, and elsewhere. She is a PhD candidate and the Marion E. Ponsford fellow in the departments of English/comparative literature and theatre at Columbia University, where she specializes in 19th and early 20th-century literature and entertainment.