Thursday, September 20, 2012

the free spirit BLOW OFF

One of my least favorite archetypes in movies is the super care-free quirky girl that wants to  make snow angels in the sand and sing Morrisey in elevators.  She's fun, she's spontaneous, she wears her hair down, she's sucks the marrow out of life.

I hate this bitch.  I feel like she was put in movies to make girls like me feel like shit for asking their boyfriends to do the dishes or for actually worrying about things like a 401K and job security.  And what's worse, she's letting real life crazy girls off the freaking hook.  Now, if a chick is clearly making stupid life decisions, she can chalk it up to being bohemian and different and turning her nose up at societal expectations.  I know, I know.  I shouldn't be so judgmental.  There's no "one right path" to take in life.  Some people really are just being their authentic selves.  But some of those people are also just being stupid and crazy.  And making me feel like a nerdy loser for having my shit together in the process.

Obvi, there's a little part of me that wishes I was more like Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  Or Natalie Portman in Garden State.  But I'm not that girl.  I'm more like Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air.

And I guess that's okay.  I mean, sure Drew Barrymore was a lot of fun when she'd glide on top of a  convertible in Mad Love, but she also burned way too many candles and cried a lot.  Basically, she was bat-shit crazy.



    1. That video is amazing. How have i never seen it before?! Thanks for sharing!

    2. The original film review where Manic Pixie Dream Girl was coined is also worth a revisit.

  2. The manic pixie dream girl! She's the girl that I always want to be, but I'm a little too realistic and not enough bat shit crazy...