If only someone could come along and open your heart to the great, wondrous adventure of life...Have no fear, the is here to give new meaning to the male hero's life!
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl may be featured as the Second Love, in order to break the character out of The Mourning After.
If he's a cynic, her goal may be to convince him that Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers! Finally, she may be presented as a cheerful variety of Threshold Guardians, all the way from less uptight to psychopomps happily welcoming their clients into "another adventure".
It's a long-standing trope, but the term was coined in 2007 by film critic Nathan Rabin, who found it grating, as he believed it to be the result of Wish Fulfillment from stir-crazy writers.
Essex girl, as a pejorative stereotype in the United Kingdom, applies to a female viewed as promiscuous and unintelligent, characteristics jocularly attributed to women from Essex.
It is applied widely throughout the country and has gained popularity over time, dating from the 1980s and 1990s.
The stereotypical image formed as a variation of the dumb blonde/bimbo persona, with references to the Estuary English accent, white stiletto heels, silicone-augmented breasts, peroxide blonde hair, over-indulgent use of fake tan (lending an orange appearance), promiscuity, loud verbal vulgarity and socialising at downmarket nightclubs.
Time magazine recorded: In the typology of the British, there is a special place reserved for Essex Girl, a lady from London's eastern suburbs who dresses in white strappy sandals and suntan oil, streaks her hair blond, has a command of Spanish that runs only to the word Ibiza, and perfects an air of tarty prettiness.
Victoria Beckham – Posh Spice, as she was – is the acknowledged queen of that realm ...
In 2004, Bob Russell, Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester in Essex, appealed for debate in the House of Commons on the issue, encouraging a boycott of The People tabloid, which has printed several derogatory references to girls from Essex.