Lebanon Barbie ban

Why does Lebanon want to ban Barbie from cinemas?

Lebanon’s Minister of Culture wants to ban the Barbie movie from local cinemas for promoting “homosexuality”. Here’s what you need to know.

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Will ‘Barbenheimer’ save Australian cinema?

Barbie and Oppenheimer shouldn’t have anything in common. One is a nostalgic trip with Barbie into the ‘real’ world, the other is an epic thriller about the inventor of the atomic bomb. Yet, their simultaneous release has resulted in a film frenzy and cinemas pushing double features. In today’s deep dive we’ll discuss what’s caused this phenomenon, and whether ‘Barbenheimer’ ticket sales could be enough to revive Australian cinema.

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