Marc Maron, the renowned comedian-actor-podcaster, has stepped forward to defend Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie and take a stand against the critics who have branded it as “woke.” Venting his thoughts on TikTok, Maron expressed his admiration for the Margot Robbie-led film.
In a passionate video lasting almost two minutes, Maron used powerful language to describe Barbie as a “fucking masterpiece.” He emphasized that he does not use such praise lightly, underscoring the immense impact the movie had on him.
Maron went on to articulate his key takeaways from the film. He commended Barbie for achieving a remarkable feat – creating a broad-based entertainment product that resonates with a diverse audience, particularly women, while deftly weaving in progressive politics and fundamental feminist concepts in a manner that is both humorous and informative. For Maron, the way Barbie seamlessly addresses these themes is nothing short of monumental.
Despite approaching the movie with uncertainty, Maron confessed that he had never seen anything quite like it before. He lauded the film’s deliberate and effective communication of feminist ideas through comedy.
Maron did not hold back when it came to addressing the critics who deemed the film too “woke.” He labeled them as “insecure babies” and ridiculed their attempts to construct a narrative against the movie. According to Maron, any man who finds the movie’s themes challenging should engage in introspection and question their beliefs.
The comedian-actor concluded by expressing immense pride in the cast, their performances, and the script of Barbie. It left a lasting impression on him.
Last month, Greta Gerwig, the director of the record-breaking film, also responded to the criticism, acknowledging the passionate reactions while expressing her hope that Barbie serves as an invitation for everyone to engage with the themes and let go of limiting beliefs.
In the face of differing opinions, both Maron and Gerwig remain steadfast in their appreciation of the film’s impact and the conversations it has sparked.