Gay Barbie collectors are commending toy company Mattel for its progressive new doll, which they’re dubbing “Drag Queen Barbie”.
Barbie’s newest look was inspired by designers Phillipe and David Blonde (pictured below), who say Blonde Diamond Barbie Doll’ agrees with their belief that “every woman should be glamorous every day.”
“Barbie wears a stunning silvery mini corset dress featuring countless sculpted faux gems and a full length faux fox fur,” says Barbie’s crew. “Of course, luscious blonde curls frame her beautiful face. Accessories include silvery jewelry suite and glitter pumps. Pretty, provocative, and magical, The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie brings the most sparkly splendor of fashion.”
Responding to fun gay claims that Barbie’s ready for a drag show, Mattel and the Blondes themselves have denied the new doll was intended to be a drag diva. “Barbie has the unique ability to spark cultural conversation,” says a rep for the toy company. “Barbie doesn’t worry about what other people think.”
“Blond Diamond Barbie is the epitome of over-the-top luxury and fantasy and the culmination of everything that inspires us,” adds Philippe Blond. “This partnership is a childhood dream come true,” they say. “Barbie played a huge role in our lives as children and still does. We’re both avid Barbie collectors. She’s the ultimate client.”
The $150 doll is proving popular with pre-orders on the official Barbie Collector website.
But local drag star Summer Salt is not convinced by the buzz around Barbie’s newest look. “Drag Queen Barbie? Barbie’s not a drag queen ‘till she comes with interchangeable wigs and tiny foam tits,” the Sydney showgirl tells Same Same. “I’d also like to see an out and proud Ken with glitter all around his mound!”
See behind the scenes of Barbie’s latest fashion collection on the clip below.