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God Help The Girl!: A Soundtrack For Your Inner Manic-Pixie Dream Girl

18 Dec

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So I have an upcoming article soon to hit Love Twenty web magazine about the “Manic-Pixie Dream Girl”. The term “Manic-Pixie Dream Girl” was created by critic Nathan Rabin after seeing Kristin Dunst’s character in the film Elizabethtown.  Rabin describes this archetype as a “bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures” (Rabin).  In my article I criticize how harmful this modern Lolita characterization really is.  Who knew our favorite, quirky female protagonists were actually hindering female agency?  When that post becomes available on the site all of you should go read it 🙂 ! The topic is really interesting.  In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to create my personal soundtrack that embodies the Manic-Pixie Dream girl image; these quirky sirens who put viewers’ “tender hearts in a blender and watch it spin around into a beautiful oblivion”(Eve 6 Inside Out).  Hahaha being witty through obscure 90’s rock lyrics makes me smile.  Well on to the soundtrack:

1. Dirty Projectors- Two Doves

2. Regina Spektor- Hero and Us

3. Best Coast- Our Deal

4. Priscilla Ahn- Wallflower and I Don’t Have Time To Be In Love 

5.  God Help The Girl- God Help The Girl

6. Mumm-Ra- She’s Got You High

7. The Smiths- Please, please, please, let me get what I want

8. The Moldy Peaches- Anyone Else But You

9. Sixpence None The Richer- There She Goes

10. Oasis- Wonderwall

11. 311- Amber

12. Meiko- How Lucky We Are

13. Panic! At The Disco- Nine In The Afternoon

14. Ingrid Michaelson- You and I

15.  2AM Club- Mary

Works Cited

Rabin, Nathan. “My Year of Flops, Case File 1: Elizabethtown: The Bataan Death March of Whimsy”. A.V Club . The Onion,    25 January 2007. Web. 18 December 2012.