Nadine O’Regan: Perfect but plastic, surreal scenes in Ken and Barbie world

As the furore over Ryan Gosling’s role as Ken in the Barbie movie shows, we’re equal opportunity objectifiers in today’s world. But is that a good thing?

Ryan Gosling as Ken in the new Barbie and Ken movie: ‘the face that launched a thousand tweets’

Earlier this week, Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling broke the internet – the precise moment being when the first-look image of Gosling as Ken in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie movie surfaced.

There Ken was, with a wink on his face, his skin a Trumpian shade of orange, and his sleeveless denim jacket open to reveal rippling abs and the top-band of underpants emblazoned with his own name. With his bleached-blonde hair, as he slouched against a ...