Barbie makers to sue over lesbian calendar
Barbie manufacturers are to sue artists who have created a nude calender of the top selling doll showing her in lesbian poses.
Creators Breno Costa and Guilherme Souza, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, claim they made the bizarre calender with the co-operation of toy-makers Matchbox, owned by Barbie's creators Matell.
Some months show the doll simply nude, while others use shots of Barbie posing intimately with another female doll.
Artists Costa and Souza claim the calender is a comment on how sex is used to sell everything in society.
But Matell's European spokeswoman Dr Stephanie Wegener said: "We have nothing to do with these pictures.
"We don't want Barbie portrayed in this way, especially with our logo. We will be taking legal action against the creators."