Irish dancer Adam Fogarty among star-studded cast of new Barbie movie

The highly anticipated film premiered in Dublin last night, June 19, with many LGBTQ+ favourites in attendance.

Irish dancer Adam Fogarty at the premiere of Barbie.
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Dubbed one of the most highly-anticipated films of the 21st century, the Barbie movie hits Irish cinemas tomorrow, July 21. Ahead of its general release, a special premiere was held in the Stella in Rathmines on Wednesday, with countless celebs, LGBTQ+ favourites and even a cast member in attendance.

That’s right, Ireland’s own Adam Fogarty, a dancer and choreographer, is featured in Greta Gerwig’s newest film alongside a star-studded lineup including Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell, Kate McKinnon and many more. Fogarty, who recently performed on stage with Brooke Scullion at the Mother Pride Block Party, received a special shoutout at last night’s event, and took to Instagram to express his gratitude.

“What a dream getting to be a part of this movie, memories that will be cherished forever,” he said.

“All aspiring performers around Ireland, please never hesitate to follow your dreams no matter how big & bold they are, I promise you they can be reached”.



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There were several famous faces at the Dublin premiere, including an array of LGBTQ+ talent dressed to the nines in their pink fineries.  

The guest list included names like drag royalty Davina Devine and her The George colleague DJ Conor Behan. Radio and TV personalities like Clint Drieberg, Crossy, Arthur Gourounlian and Rob Kenny, were also invited, as were influencers Nia Gallagher, Paddy Smyth, PJ Kirby and James Kavanagh, and award-winning art director Dillon St Paul.



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All in all, it appeared to be a fun-filled occasion for those at one of the first Irish screenings, with Barbie appearing to be a hit already. Reviews for the film have been flowing in as it’s premiered across the globe, and it currently boasts a 9/10 rating on IMDb and 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.

While many have already bought their tickets for screenings this weekend, those who need a little more convincing can check out the trailer below.


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