Anything with Barbies ™ is High Art. These dolls are so iconic.
Humans are highly overrated as story-telling mediums.
I want to use Barbies in a stage piece I’m writing called “Julie Lewis in the Circle”.
I meant, “I want to abuse Barbies in the stage piece I’m writing.” Ruin them. Utterly. The things one can do with a Barbie that one couldn’t do with a human on stage. Rip their heads off, beat them with a hammer, rape them with a pencil. Grind their faces off with a Dremel. Melt them with an oxy-acetylene torch.
Using Barbies allows me to go way over the top in my story of child abuse and its repercussions into adulthood; and yet allows me to keep the audience in their seats, watching, instead of running out into the lobby to dial 911.