Hi Barbies!! So, I saw Greta Gerwig’s Barbie last night, and OMG, life in plastic, it’s FANTASTIC!

The film is pitch-perfect, and while I expected the big laughs and colorful eye candy and Ryan Gosling’s amazing Kenergy, I honestly didn’t expect all of the heart. Barbie‘s waters run deep, y’all.

Truly, there is nothing that can be improved about this movie… with the exception of a drinking game, obvs!!! So get all dolled up, then grab your pinkest cocktail, and come on Barbie, let’s go party!

The Official FYA Barbie Drinking Game

Take a drink every time:

  • Barbie drinks air instead of actual liquid
  • Ken is ridiculous
  • You see the Pink White House
  • It sparkles on screen
  • Allan appears
  • An actor from Sex Education shows up
  • You hear “Closer to Fine”
  • There’s a dig at Mattel
  • You hear “Push” (the Matchbox Twenty song)

Take two drinks:

  • For Midge, because she can’t
  • For cellulite
  • For that killer NSYNC joke
  • For the dance / fight sequence

Take a shot:

  • The first time you see Barbie’s flat (gasp!) feet
  • For your favorite cameo
  • For Depression Barbie

Finish your drink:

  • When genitals are discussed
  • When Barbie drinks real water

Cry into your drink:

  • During Gloria’s big speech

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We published this review during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. This work would not exist without the labor of writers and actors, and we support their goals. 


Sarah lives in Austin, and believes there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure, which is part of why she started FYA in 2009. Growing up, she thought she was a Mary Anne, but she's finally starting to accept the fact that she's actually a Kristy.