How to Master Manic Pixie Dream Dating in 5 Easy Steps

These days, more and more people are turning to online dating as a way to find love. What a beautiful thing — entire social networks devoted to giving you the opportunity to connect and interact with people of varying interests who you'd never meet in real life! But there is a downside to all this — there are entire… » 8/28/13 4:35pm 8/28/13 4:35pm

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, we talked for hours.… » 5/03/12 1:40pm 5/03/12 1:40pm

This Week Gloria F*cking Steinem Pwned Manic Pixie Dream Girls

"The Quirky Aggressive": The Latest Female Archetype?

In the context of her smart review of The Wackness and Olivia Thirlby's character Stephanie, blogger Lauren Bans introduces the concept of what she calls "the quirky aggressive" which she sees as a female archetype along the lines of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. "She's pretty without makeup, wears Converse, and says… » 8/08/08 3:20pm 8/08/08 3:20pm

Manic Pixie Dream Girls Are The Scourge Of Modern Cinema

The always-relevant Onion A.V. Club has coined a term for the type of movie girl-woman whom we've long despised: the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. The A.V. Club defines the MPDG as "that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly… » 8/06/08 11:00am 8/06/08 11:00am