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This summer, a LOT of people got a kick out of the #Barbenheimer meme, which went viral as “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” opened on the same day.

And one of those people was:  Barbie Oppenheimer, a random 68-year-old grandma in Massachusetts.  That IS her real name . . . but she says, “Most people don’t believe [it].  They think I’m joking.”

Technically, she’s gone by “Barbara” for most of her adult life . .  but when she was younger, she went by Barbie.


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Barbara says she’s totally embraced her “summer of (unexpected) fame.”  She HAS seen both movies . . . but couldn’t handle them both in the same day.

She watched “Oppenheimer” first, since her husband is actually related to J. Robert Oppenheimer, the so-called “father of the atomic bomb” who’s the subject of the move.  She’s not related to Barbie or Ken, though, to be clear.

Barbara loved both movies . . . “in different ways.”  She’s even going to see “Barbie” again with friends . . . and she’s going to wear a “Barbenheimer” SHIRT to celebrate.

It’s unclear which one she has . . . but she might have TWO.  She says her son got her one, and then was disappointed to find out that she already had one.

Speaking of #Barbenheimer, this was inevitable:  A “Barbenheimer” movie is actually happening.  It’s a cheap B-movie, and there aren’t any casting details yet.  But here’s the synopsis:

“In Dollsville, a group of fed-up female dolls . . . led by the brilliant Dr. Barbenheimer . . . build an atomic bomb.  Their mission is to bring down the patriarchy once and for all. But as the battle of the sexes swells, will Barbenheimer and her group of beauties end up ‘blowing up’ more than they bargained for?”

It will start filming later this month, and could hit Amazon’s Prime Video by Christmas.  It’s being produced by Full Moon Features.

(Slate / NY Post)  (Here’s a photo of Barbara Oppenheimer.  And another.)