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Culture, Stage Toward Three Dimensions: Two New Trope-Smashing Plays

Toward Three Dimensions: Two New Trope-Smashing Plays

If you don't know the trope behind the title of Manic Pixie Dream Girl, a world premiere by Katie May now at the Costume Shop, the play features a lengthy diatribe that both defines and contextualizes it. Porter Price (played…
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Film, "Fat Kid Rules the World": Under the Nonsense, a Heart

"Fat Kid Rules the World": Under the Nonsense, a Heart

Nathan Rabin of the A.V. Club coined the term "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" to describe a female character whose story function is to teach the male protagonist to come out of his shell and live in the moment. In Matthew…
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