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If Guys Who Like Manic Pixie Dream Girls Hired Prostitutes

Manic Pixie Rehab
Manic Pixie Dream Girl rehab is only for the most whimsical of cases. Read More »
Zoe On The Manic Pixie
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Zoe Kazan weighs in on the manic pixie dream girl. Read More »
Manic Pixie Dream Guy
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"You Don't Want Any Sex?"

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 and brilliant. [College Humor]

Behold: 75 Years Of Manic Pixie Dream Girls

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Did Zooey get a nose job?
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"Let's listen to The Shins and dance in the rain!"

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 life. Often while taking a bath. [Flavorwire]

Manic Pixie Dream Girl Rehab Is For Only The Most Whimsical Cases

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They tried to make her go to rehab … and she said no, no, no, the glitter glue hearts on my ukelele are not dry yet!  [Flavorwire]

Why Are Manic Pixie Dream Girls Getting Dumber?

Look, let’s put aside the fact that manic pixie dream girls are inherently irritating, because the purpose of a woman’s life is not to make a boring accountant realize that he should run around naked in traffic. Unless that is her job, somehow. Unless it’s some sort of life coaching thing. Then I guess… life coaching is a field that really exists, in the real world, that real people pay for. People make choices. But that is never the case with manic pixie dream girls in the movies or television, because they never seem to have calculated career paths. They don’t want career paths! They just want to live!

That’s fine. That trope has existed for a very, very long time. The problem is not that that trope exists, it’s that it’s getting worse. Read more…

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