Was Barbie always this trampy? I seem to remember my barbies having careers and western outfits and a left hands with tiny holes in to slip a plastic microphone into because they were total disco superstars. My barbies had jordache jeans and pink fuzzy sweaters. Not dominatrix shoes and see through nighties. What the fuck?
Things just seemed a little sweeter and innocent and Loves Baby Soft-scented back when I played with these little plastic girls. Like...
Angel Face Barbie. She had a respectable Victorian thing going on. No way she was even showing an ankle.
Working Girl. An inspiration to young ladies everywhere. I played with this barbie and fed my fantasies of moving to the city and having a big career as an administrative assistant.
The most seductive thing Western Barbie did was wink at you with one big oversized eye when you pressed a button on her back.
I don't know which one this is, but she's got a fancy cape on and her long braid is reminiscent of a jehovahs witness girl I used to know in elementary school.
And what barbie wouldn't want to go to the prom with this handsome devil? Just look at that moustache! Every guy in my local high school looked like him. So dreamy.
But Barbie and co. are different now. Dare I say, tainted, somehow? These are the barbies of today that Lily gets to play with: