Episode 4 | Ruby Sparks & The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

August 23rd, 2018 · 57 mins 26 secs

About this Episode

The Jacksway Collective

Many who have seen the pop culture hit "500 Days of Summer" are left enchanted by Zooey Deschanel's quirky, free-spirited character (who isn't?). In this episode, The Jacksway Collective breaks down the fascinating and controversial cinematic creature the: Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

The "cutesy girl," postfeminism, hipsterism, and consumerism. Where does a man stand in all these? Is it a man's destiny to grow up through an image of a woman?

Listen to The Jacksway Collective talk philosophy or fiction every week. A podcast where 20-somethings have in-depth, academic(ish), discussions about whatever the hell they want.

(500) Days of Postfeminism: A Multidisciplinary Analysis of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl Stereotype in its Contexts. http://revistaprismasocial.es/article/view/1599/1754

The Desire to Desire (Mary Ann Doane): http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=21325

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089853/

The Society of the Spectacle: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/381440.The_Society_of_the_Spectacle

Intro Music:
Black Ant - government funded weed

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