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Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Olivia Gatwood – “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” (WoWPS 2015)

What does it mean to be a girl?

Us girls we are so magical,
Soft skin, red lips, so kissable.
Hard to resist, so touchable.

The above is from Katy Perry’s 2008 hit “I kissed a girl” – but is is right to see girls in this way?

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Restating "Garden State"

I think I am finally ready to admit it. The time has come. Garden State is a terrible movie. Behind all its quirky characters, awkward moments, and unique particularities lies a film that is trying very hard to disguise that it does not have much of anything profound to say. 3,068 more words


Coming to terms with my non-identity as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl

The term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” is defined by Urban Dictionary as, “A┬áterm coined by film critic Nathan Rabin after seeing Elizabethtown. It refers to ‘that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.’ A pretty, outgoing, whacky female romantic lead whose sole purpose is to help broody male characters lighten up and enjoy their lives.” 1,165 more words

Let's Talk About Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Greetings, my humble followers! It’s been a while since my last post, but I have returned. I didn’t want to write a post just for the sake of posting, but today I have a topic that I genuinely want to discuss. 529 more words


Thoughts on the Manic Pixie Dream Girl Debate: 'Paper Towns' by John Green [Review]

Goodreads rating: 4/5

It’s safe to say that the ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl‘ issue is definitely a thing. I feel like I’ve heard it across the blog world and beyond, and I get it. 743 more words


If You Seek Amy

Congrats if you remember Britney Spears’ 2009 not-so-hit single, RE: title.

Last Friday night my friends and I went to see Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, a movie I’d been long anticipating since earlier this year ( 1,026 more words