Filmmaker Interview

Susan Stern (1998)

"Everybody has a Barbie story...but the stories are really about us," says reporter turned filmmaker Susan Stern as she rips the roof off Barbie's "Dreamhouse" and explores the history and fantasy behind this unlikely cultural icon. In this interview she talks about the inspiration for her film Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour and how the film delves into the worlds of Barbie fans and Ruth Handler, Barbie's creator.

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