People Don’t Get it’: Inside the World of Hyper-Realistic Baby Doll Collecting

Kelli Korducki dives into a subculture of (mostly) women who collect “reborns” — dolls made to look and feel like actual human infants.  Sometimes the dolls are a source of emotional support and comfort; sometimes they are collectible art objects; and sometimes they are income generators for those who profit off of viral YouTube videos in which they care for the “babies.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Feb 27, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,198 words)