Posts tagged "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 aims to be the dating site of the “quirky” and “interesting,” but not every quirky person can make the cut. To get access to LoveFlutter’…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 27, 2013

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: dude hires a prostitute just to play the ukelele, find whimsy in a hotel bathroom and live in the moment. It’s really kind of demented…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2013

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 the years–75 years, to be exact. Yep, even black and white movies featured adorkable free spirits who taught their leading men how to truly enjoy…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 26, 2012

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 says that in the film: “You’ve written a girl, not a person.” I think defining a girl and making her lovable because of her music…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2012

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 hand, seeking shelter from the storm. (Okay, he’d called beforehand, but still.) We had a two-day romance — he played music, I wore a dress,…

By: Sonia Saraiya & Gabrielle Moss / May 7, 2012

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 same. She unexpectedly pratfalls into the protagonist’s staid life to shake things up, forcing him to learn a valuable lesson or change his ways, or…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 24, 2012

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 because I feel that she’s cultivated this totally annoying Manic Pixie Dream Indie Rock Girl persona, and it just seems to goddamn fake. But the…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 20, 2012

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 so lucky to spend a few years in the school of hard knocks and so forth. As far as Pop Culture goes, however, there are…

By: Cracked / November 6, 2011

“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 love/hate relationship with Zooey Deschanel’s character in “(500) Days Of Summer” — and other relentlessly quirky girls like her — then you’ll appreciate this Funny…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2011