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Barbie Made An Ava DuVernay Doll And It's Pretty Awesome

The Selma director makes a badass Barbie.

Ava DuVernay is the mega-talented director of the film Selma.

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She's the first black female director to have her film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

And the founder of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, which promotes film-making among people of color.
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And the founder of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, which promotes film-making among people of color.

And just generally really inspiring. “There’s something very important about films about black women and girls being made by black women. It’s a different perspective," she said in an interview with the Huffington Post.

"It is a reflection as opposed to an interpretation, and I think we get a lot of interpretations about the lives of women that are not coming from women.”
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"It is a reflection as opposed to an interpretation, and I think we get a lot of interpretations about the lives of women that are not coming from women.”

So it's no surprise that DuVernay was recently honored at the Variety Power of Women luncheon, and selected as one of six "Sheroes" by Mattel, the company that makes Barbie.

Other honorees included Eva Chen of Lucky magazine, country singer Trisha Yearwood, actress Emmy Rossum, five-year-old designer Sydney “Mayhem” Keiser, and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.
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Other honorees included Eva Chen of Lucky magazine, country singer Trisha Yearwood, actress Emmy Rossum, five-year-old designer Sydney “Mayhem” Keiser, and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.

To show their appreciation, Mattel made a Barbie in DuVernay's image.

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Complete with perfect braids and director's chair.

Mattel

the resemblance is uncanny!

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One problem, though. Unfortunately, the Ava doll isn't available to the public.

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So you'll just have to get your Ava D. realness other ways.

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