MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL
(especially in film) a type of female character depicted as vivacious and appealingly quirky, whose main purpose within the narrative is to inspire a greater appreciation for life in a male protagonist.“she turns the male fantasy of the manic pixie dream girl on its ear”
The lady, the myth, the legend – the Manic Pixie Film Girl herself.
That’s not to say I am a manic pixie dream girl. Obviously. They don’t exist. I wanted to choose a common sexist trope from the film industry, and use it for my blog name. I wanted to flip the trope on its head, and instead talk about films and television from an intersectional feminist perspective, and challenge the male gaze.
The kinds of movies and TV shows I love, and will mostly feature on this blog are:
- Stranger Things
- Brooklyn 99
- Cult classics
If, for some reason, you don’t actually know me in real life, and you somehow found my blog through sheer luck and internet miracles, then perhaps you want to know a little bit more about me. Like, the real me.
Well, my name’s Morgan.
I was born during a cyclone, and I’ve been making noise and breaking objects ever since. I’m hugely passionate about human rights, and I’m from beautiful New Zealand.
I love myself – and broadcasting that on Instagram.
I also volunteer at the local Parents Centre, running their social media and PR, and often helping out with events as well.