Barbie, one of the biggest movies of the year, will no doubt make a splash when it arrives on streaming. But heading over to Max later this month will also allow people to view the movie in a way it hasn’t been seen before: interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL). 

ASL performer Leila Hanaumi will appear superimposed in the corner of the feature, interpreting the movie.

“Max is the premiere destination for storytelling, so being able to share the biggest movie of the year in ASL, the first language for many, will make this story resonate in a more meaningful way,” said Casey Bloys Chairman and CEO of HBO and Max Content. “By offering sign language interpretation, we will build upon the film’s empowering message of inclusiveness and offer a unique viewing experience for the Deaf community to enjoy with family and friends.”

Barbie with ASL will appear as a unique title on Max, identified by key art with the sign language symbol. (In other words, the ASL version is not something you can turn on in the streaming settings on Barbie. You’ll need to hit play on the specific ASL version of the title within Max.)

To celebrate Barbie with ASL, Max will host a special community screening in Los Angeles on December 14. Star Margot Robbie will join Hanaumi on stage for a post-screening conversation. Max is hosting the event in collaboration with two non-profits; the esteemed Tony Award-winning non-profit, Deaf West Theatre, and RespectAbility, whose mission is to fight stigmas and advance opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community.

About Barbie

To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken. From Academy Award-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Lady Bird), Barbie stars Oscar-nominees Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken.

The film’s soundtrack received 11 Grammy nominations, and is expected to receive more feature nominations as we head into awards season.

You can stream Barbie on Max starting December 15.

Meanwhile, check back to THS for more streaming updates.

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