Queering Barbie Dolls

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Dusty and Skye

Image by Jimmy Tyler

Skye and Dusty

Image by No Real Name Given

Dusty and Skye dolls produced by Kenner in 1974. (Brought to my attention by Regina Buccola’s article “Dusty, the Dkye Barbie” in the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Volume 29, Number 3, Fall 2004.)


gay-bob-doll-5 gay-bob-doll-6

Gay Bob, created by Harvey Rosenberg of Gizmo Development in 1977. (Courtesy of Leo at TheChive.com.)

Don’t act like this information isn’t going to be endlessly useful for you later in life. If you are on a trivia team, at least. :-)

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2 Responses to Queering Barbie Dolls

  1. Judith Hazlett says:

    And exactly how do we know that Dusty is a dyke? Please tell me that it’s not because she likes sports.

    • Amanda says:

      That is a very good question! I think the article said she was the only one not interested in Ken, but I’ll have to double check.

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