Manic Pixie Dream Girl

  • Wide Open (1930)

    Film critic Nathan Rabin coined the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” to refer to an entire class of imaginary female characters designed by screen writers to bring timid or brooding male characters out of their shells or their particular funk.  The term was used specifically in reference to Kirsten...
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