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Episode from the podcastSecond Bananas

27 - Bratz (with Tess Eneli Reid)

Released Tuesday, 31st August 2021
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Assistant director, story artist, and comic artist Tess Eneli Reid brings the truly fascinating world of Bratz Dolls (Second Bananas to reigning Doll Queen Barbie) This episode delves into the sexual & racial politics swirling around the Bratz dolls, their absolute circus clown CEO, and the many times they've left us and come back. This one's a banger, folks!

Sources/Further Reading:

A Brief Investigation Into the Complicated History… (W Magazine)

When Barbie Went to War With Bratz (The New Yorker)

The Toy Mogul Who Became A Billionaire Through His… (Forbes)

Bratz CEO Apologizes For Racist Rant (Buzzfeed)

Bratz Dolls Released A Statement on George Floyd's… (Teen Vogue)

The Strange Phenomenon of L.O.L. Surprise Dolls (The Atlantic)

The Bratz Movie (IMDB)