From Manic Pixie Dream Girl to Stable Banshee Real Woman

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“I’m fascinated by this character and what she means to people,” writes Laurie Penny about the Manic Pixie Dream Girl archetype, “because the experience of being her—of playing her—is so wildly different than it seems to appear from the outside.” In an essay for The New Statesman, Penny explores not just the way the trope functions […]

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