'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Gets Her Own Barbie
Santa, we want!
Who needs an Oscar when you have Barbie? Ava DuVernay was overlooked for Best Director at the Academy Award, but the director of Selma has something better: a Barbie doll made in her image.
The doll—on sale today-- is part of Barbie’s “Sheroes” line, honoring women who are an inspiration to girls. Ava is the first African American woman to direct a movie nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Other Sheroes include actress and animal rights spokesperson Emmy Rossum and five-year-old Vogue designer Sydney Keiser.
Barbie planned to make one doll per woman for charity but Ava’s fans successfully campaigned to have hers produced for sale. The director will donate any proceeds. Give the gift of girl power!