Manic Pixie Dream Girls - A look into the ultimate hipster fantasy

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a term used to describe a female character who is often portrayed as a beautiful, quirky, slightly socially awkward, playful, high on life woman in her twenties who is typically into alternative subcultures. In most movies featuring this character she is the love interest of a depressed, sensitive and lonely male protagonist and her ultimate goal is to make him learn how to be happy, love deeply and enjoy the wonders of life.

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is often criticized as an obnoxious movie trope that puts the female character merely as a narrative tool to help the male protagonist change his life and who is far from being a realistic interpretation af…

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