manic pixie dream girl

Are You “Quirky-Interesting” Enough To Join Dating Site Loveflutter?

How quirky are you? Quirky enough for LoveFlutter? It’s a new dating site that’s set on matching your “Amelie”-loving ass with some guy who’s really into Neutral Milk Hotel. LoveFlutter…

Julie Gerstein |

If Guys Who Like Manic Pixie Dream Girls Hired Prostitutes

Okay, so, College Humor might be a year too late on the Manic Pixie Dream Girl hate, but this clip from Vag Magazine writer Leila Cohen-Miccio is still hella funny:…

Jessica Wakeman |

Behold: 75 Years Of Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Zooey Deschanel may have perfected the character, but the Manic Pixie Dream Girl concept is anything but new. Don’t believe me? Check out this amazing video montage of MPDGs throughout…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Zoe Kazan On Critiquing The Manic Pixie Dream Girl Trope In “Ruby Sparks”

“Everybody is setting out to write a full character. It’s just that some people are limited in their imagination of a girl. [A character in “Ruby Sparks” named] Cal’s brother…

Jessica Wakeman |

The Soapbox: Whither The Manic Pixie Dream Guy?

It happened to one of us, ladies. Let’s let her tell it: “A handsome man with tousled hair and an aversion to commitment showed up at my door, suitcase in…

Sonia Saraiya & Gabrielle Moss |

Approval Matrix: Rating The Men Of Manic Pixie Dream Girl Movies

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope is super annoying. Not only because the MPDG is a rather one-dimensional portrayal of femininity, but also because stories featuring her always go the…

Julie Gerstein |

Listen, Zooey Deschanel, You’re Not Weird — But These 12 Awesome Ladies Are!

I’ve been on the fence about Zooey Deschanel for some time now. Partly because she sang a ridiculously cute song with My Fantasy Boyfriend a few weeks ago, and partly…

Julie Gerstein |

4 Pieces Of Relationship Advice Movies Need To Stop Giving

If you’re anything like me, you had two parents: The Streets, and Pop Culture. When it comes to The Streets, I cannot give a higher recommendation, every kid should be…

Cracked |

“Quirky Girl”: The Other Side Of The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

The Manic Pixie Dream girl — every woman kinda sorta wishes she could be her, every guy kinda sort wants to bang her. Right? If you’ve got a festering…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |