Ryan Gosling’s amazing turn in Barbie as Ken caught Mattel off guard, as they quickly sold out of most Ken-related merch on their official site and are taking pre-orders for others.
Slight spoilers, as Ken wears his pastel-hued message of empowerment following his awakening. Via Variety:
But while Barbie roller skates her way to the truth, Ryan Gosling’s Ken is experiencing an arguably even more spiritual journey, in which he learns of a utopian way of life called the patriarchy, in which Kens rule the world — or, at least, are respected enough to be asked what time it is.
But Ken’s most critical moment of realization comes in his final scene, after crying on Barbie’s shoulder and coming to terms with the fact that, actually, it is enough to dedicate one’s life to “beaching.” He is “Kenough.”
If you are a Ken or have a “Just Ken” in your life who could use a little validation, you can pre-order now on Mattel Creations. Oh, and they have Barbie stuff, too.
Images: Mattel Creations