Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Growing Up Skipper: Barbie's twisted sister

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 06, 2010 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: Barbie, lesbian childhood memories, Skipper doll

Great little video about one of the weirdest dolls ever sold, "Growing Up Skipper," and one woman's memories of playing with its fascinating features.


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They couldn't apply this advanced technology to G.I. Joe?

That would have been awesome... "Growing Up G.I. Joe"

Hmmm... think you got something there!

LOL. I was just thinking of making a "what about a boy version" joke in teh comments.

Hey G.I. Joe had nice tits! why would anyone want them to grow bigger? Maybe they can make a doll that goes from a G.I Joe To a Skipper or Barbie? Now that I would buy several of!

That was so totally precious. Both of them are so cute. Best line: "I used to sit and play with this for hours, I guess I really should have known, because I was fascinated with the boobies."

I accidentally hit the space bar or something, because the whole YouTube thing came up and there's a whole channel for her and her friends called 5oldgays. I subscribed. http://www.youtube.com/user/5oldgays.

I don't know what's with me this morning, everything is striking me as hilarious.

I loved that line too, Jill. It made me actually laugh out loud.

I had this doll. I don't remember her growing taller, but I definitely remembered her sprouting boobies. Every time I mention her to my partner it's always about the boobies. What were they thinking??