Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Sady Doyle reviewing the film Ruby Sparks for In These Times: “For Ruby is a deconstruction of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl—the adorably quirky, indie-soundtrack-appropriate female character who exists solely to light up some white male sad-sack’s life.”

We need more on the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope. Oh well, Hell, we already have it: Wikipedia, TVTropes, lots more. Why wasn’t I informed? Jeez, here’s the freakin’ video:

75 Years of Manic Pixie Dream Girls from Flavorwire on Vimeo.

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