It may not be on everyone’s mind in Alaska, but Rep. Mary Peltola has her sights set on the “Barbie” movie, because it’s all about unions, evidently … Although one would have to cross a picket line in Hollywood to see it, perhaps, now that actors and writers are on strike. (To be clear, unions have curiously not called for people to stop going to the movies during the strike.)
The “Barbie” summer blockbuster opened to a $155 million weekend, up against the more serious movie “Oppenheimer,” about physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his work on the Manhattan Project, developing and designing the atomic bomb.
According to Peltola, “Barbie” is about “organizing.”
Peltola also recently took to social media to support striking Hollywood actors, and earlier this year supported union-organizing baristas and put out a call for a pizza workers’ union in Alaska so that she could have a slice of union-made pizza.
Evidently Peltola and the AFL-CIO are the only ones who think the movie is about union organizing. Movie critics say it’s a comedic journey of self discovery for Barbie and Ken, after Barbie has an existential crisis and Ken joins her in going to the real world to find out what life is really like.