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  American Girl has made a number of live-action movies. Their most recent movie, Grace Serves Up Success, is apparently great…with five glasses of wine. What American Girl has been missing, however, is a live-action action movie. In their hilarious new sketch, American Girl Doll: The Action Movie, Funny or Die has given us a taste of what could be. Kirsten, Samantha, Kit, Addy, and Molly are back to fight their arch nemesis, Barbie. This is an interesting choice considering they’re both owned by Mattel. Read More
I remember getting American Girl catalogs every few weeks in the mail when I was a little girl. I would beg my parents for a doll, and one Christmas I found Samantha waiting underneath my tree. Despite my love for turn-of-the-century girl Samantha, I always wanted one of the My American Girl dolls--the customizable ones with contemporary clothes and range of skin and hair colors. But I never saw one that looked just like me, with medium-tone skin, brown hair, and curls. Now that I’m almost 20 years old, they finally have the perfect doll for sale (you're many years too late, AG!). Read More
  The American Girl doll is a strange cultural icon of ours. They simultaneously encourage self-love and individuality -- as well as the getting-one-because-everyone-has-one mindset of the herd. They're designed to look like a "real" 9-year-old girl, and aren't disproportionate molds of an unreachable beauty ideal like Barbie -- but they also cost hundreds of dollars more with all of their accessories, making them a conspicuous marker of economic status. (Or, they cripple parents financially so that their daughter won't look conspicuous. Read More