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Convenient media image is clueless

20 08 11 - 23:22

They spin you a tale, you see, like a TV commercial:

You hate her. You want to be her. Your ex-boyfriend is dating her. She’s the girl who goes bra-less and chain-smokes immaculately on the patio of every bar. She bikes to her job at a vintage clothing store/record shop/unattended cafe in a sky blue mini dress, exposing her ridiculous, perfect tattoos of Chinese characters and aquatic starfish. She wants to go to back to school, or become a installation artist, or move to Scotland, but maybe she’ll just professionally model or something. And as much as you wish for the charm and charisma she possesses, you will never be anyone’s Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

Dating back to a 2007 Onion article written by head writer Nathan Rabin after the unfortunate viewing of Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown, the MPDG is defined as a female cinematic archetype meant “to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.” (In return, Feminist blog Jezebel called them “the scourge of modern cinema.”)

Think of Kirsten Dunst’s gleeful Southern stewardess in Elizabethtown, making countrified mixtapes and snapping imaginary stills of Orlando Bloom as he walks away. Think of Natalie Portman cradling Zach Braff in an empty Jacuzzi in Garden State, catching his very first tear in a paper dixie cup. Or for a more recent example, think of Zooey Deschanel’s blissful cad in the recent (500) Days Of Summer (out on DVD next week) — a film that plays like porn for bangs-and-blue-eyes fetishists. Think of Audrey Hepburn strumming “Moon River” mournfully on an acoustic guitar, Diane Keaton’s “lah di dah” in Annie Hall, Katherine Hepburn singing to a snow leopard in Bringing Up Baby and Winona Ryder’s smeared eyeliner — not to mention every charming/crazy girl you’ve met in an English lit tutorial, co-operative housing unit or dive-bar bathroom. - Eye Weekly

They spin off the meaningless as desirable.

What about all the normal, balanced, responsible girls at home studying for graduate programs?

They're alone... men deluded by media oversaturation rush toward these stupid hipster women instead, will strike out with them eventually, and both parties will end up alone and childless at 50.

six comments

They are even too stupid to mate. What a riot. Levy_Spearmen - 20-08-’11 23:41
Wish I could add to this
Yup... Wish I could add to this - 21-08-’11 00:24
mike gainer reigns here
Wow good article, thought I was the only one to recognize this cunt...err hipster breed. You see these types at metal shows all the time with their doofus "jock" boyfriends (are there such things as jocks anymore?) yet they have the same wants and needs as any club going hooker. mike gainer reigns here - 21-08-’11 01:37
sick of white people
Most of them have exotic and yet undiscovered strains of STDs after banging every man with a foreign accent that ever wandered into their run down bar/hotel/record shop. sick of white people - 21-08-’11 07:09
Also known as the "carefree white girl" http://www.carefreewhitegirl.com - 22-08-’11 17:28
wow gold
Hello. magnificent job. I did not expect this. This is a splendid story. Thanks! wow gold (URL) - 23-01-’13 03:38

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