manic pixie dream boy(redirected from manic pixie dream boys)
manic pixie dream boy
In film and literature, a male character who is depicted as a cute, quirky free spirit, and who is used solely or primarily to be the love interest of and further the personal growth of the (often disillusioned or depressed) female protagonist, rather than being a fully realized character. The term is a male equivalent of the more common term "manic pixie dream girl." I don't know if I agree with the assertion that Augustus Waters is a manic pixie dream boy.
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