Topic: manic pixie dream girl

Dear Zooey Deschanel: Don’t Want To Be Called Quirky? Then Stop Being So Darn Quirky!

Dear Zooey Deschanel: Donât Want To Be Called Quirky? Then Stop Being So Darn Quirky!

Zooey Deschanel covers the new issue of Lucky Magazine, where she grins in a whimsically patterned frilly dress. In her interview, she discusses sunglasses, dressing up in Renaissance garb, and her love of heart-shaped hair pins. She also talks about her hatred of being called “quirky.”

“It’s an annoying word. ‘Quirky’ is like a nice way of saying weird.”

First of all, Zooey Deschanel complaining about being called quirky is like Zooey biting the hand that feeds her, using the blood she draws as lipstick, then grinning coyly to reign in the next hand that comes her way. (What? We’re quirky too!) This is because Zooey isn’t just another quirky actress — rather she defines the very term. More »

Fan Fiction: A Day In The Life Of Your Standard Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Fan Fiction: A Day In The Life Of Your Standard Manic Pixie Dream Girl

You guys know about the Manic Pixie Dream Girl phenomenon, right? Think Zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer or Natalie Portman in Garden State (minus the epilepsy). Without much personality detail or access to their internal monologues, these characters usually work as ciphers that the protagonist can project his emotional baggage onto. But what happens to the manic pixie girl when you’re not around to play with her?
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