It’s Not Me, It’s You

Francis Ho 

The quirky, upbeat, full of life girl has existed for decades within cinema. She exists solely as a companion to the male protagonist. Given a name in 2007, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl went from a trope within feminist film criticism, to an anti-feminist term used to overgeneralize women.

Contemporary discourse revolves around questioning the current state of this term within popular culture. By interacting with a collection of print pieces, gallery visitors are invited to explore how the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope has been shaped by us, as well as how we have been shaped by it.

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Photography: Ben Bonsu
Image: Francis Ho