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The Manic Pixie Manifesto

I want to talk about Claire from Cameron Crowe’s 2005 movie, “Elizabethtown”.

Not usually one for what the Tumblr people call “headcannons”, I can’t help but think about Claire. 784 more words


April 19 : Pink Hair

What if I had pink hair,
I wonder.

Like a fairy godmother, an ethereal vision
of gentle disposition, peony petal soft,
a harlequin romance heroine in pastel. 77 more words


Assignment 3 - Media and Representation

For this blog post I will ask the question, how damaging is the trope of the manic pixie dream girl?


I want to be Stargirl 

Yes! You read that right.

I want to be Stargirl.  209 more words

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500 Days of Ruby Sparks

There’s a character trope particularly in Romantic Comedies of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

This term was birthed by film critic Nathan Rabin who while reviewing Elizabethtown described them as existing “solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach brooding my soulful young men to embrace life and it’s infinite mysteries and adventures”. 655 more words


4 January 2018: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Where I got this: In-laws… did you guess? This is the first book so far that I’d never read before. I haven’t even seen the movie, believe it or not. 706 more words


For Love's Sake, Let's Reclaim the Manic Pixie Dream Girl

She enamored me. A red-haired freckled girl, who loved forests and had already experienced oceanic adventures with her seafaring father. She had indomitable confidence, an effervescent personality, complete disregard for convention, and seemed capable of overcoming any challenge, with an infinite optimism that held my pre-adolescent heart enraptured. 2,134 more words