My blog pal Slauditory recently wrote about the preponderance of Manic Pixie Dream Girl in movies. Men really seem to love this kind of character. Oh, and in case you haven’t heard of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Mindy Kaling explained it best:
The smart and funny writer Nathan Rabin coined the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl to describe this archetype after seeing Kirsten Dunst in the movie “Elizabethtown.” This girl can’t be pinned down and may or may not show up when you make concrete plans with her. She wears gauzy blouses and braids. She likes to dance in the rain and she weeps uncontrollably if she sees a sign for a missing dog or cat. She might spin a globe, place her finger on a random spot, and decide to move there.
It got me to thinking, what if Manic Pixie Dream Girl was real instead of just fictional? What if she could step off the screen and into men’s hearts? Would men everywhere go bananas for this type of crazy, sexy woman?