MPDG

(redirected from Manic Pixie Dream Girl)
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AcronymDefinition
MPDGManic Pixie Dream Girl (film character type)
MPDGMadison Planting & Design Group (Mississippi)
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I still dream of riding a bike like a manic pixie dream girl with her pink-dyed hair blowing in the wind.
Like a manic pixie dream girl, or a virtuous, pious woman, or an oversexed glam doll, or even a confused, flaky millennial," she added.
(The show has other issues, of course; it presents a flawed equivalency between a suicidal teen and a homicidal one, and turns Hannah Baker into even more of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl as she becomes a figment of Clay Jensen's imagination.)
That might be attributed to the sharp turn away from tired cliches of rude, exhausted, scandalous mothers, comically absent and incompetent fathers, and even turns the manic pixie dream girl trope on its pink tie-dye head.
Max's Manic Pixie Dream Girl sidekick (the lovely, tragic, and pink-haired Fish) is likewise hard to take too seriously; she is rather flat despite her role as muse.
As a thought experiment, we might close our eyes and imagine that the contemporary pop trope known as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl (MPDG) consists of a type of time travel.
Some see these kinds of characters as a pendulum swing away from archetypes--like the girl next door, brought to you by nearly every romantic comedy ever produced, or the manic pixie dream girl, a trope made famous first by Elizabethtown and often seen in dramas with a "sensitive" male protagonist, such as Garden State and Almost Famous.
Get Happy is about a perpetually miserable man who finds happiness when he starts dating a manic pixie dream girl, to the befuddlement of his cynical best friend.
THERE exists in the mind of Hollywood scriptwriters - and nowhere else - a creature known as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan try to ignore the laws of attraction Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan try to ignore the laws of attraction TTHERE exists in the mind of Hollywood scriptwriters - and nowhere else - a creature known as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.