500 Days of Ruby Sparks

I feel there needs to be separate distinction with the MPDG trope.

I feel in film there are two categories with Manic Pixie Dream Girls, those who fit the trope and those who turn it on its head.

 

Though often lumped in with works like Elizabethtown and Garden State I believe that 500 Days of Summer is actually the later.

Summer is a reflection of Tom's thoughts and with Ruby Sparks the protagonist is literally a writer creating the one he loves.

The Resurgence: A look at Black Hollywood from Stepin Fetchit to ShondaLand

Blacks have been portrayed in media since cinema has begun. 

Starting from minstrel shows, complete with blackface, working actors like Mantan Moreland & Stepin Fetchit kept working by taking the only roles available but even with the degrading roles their talent shone throughout. 

Decades after the groundbreaking Beulah & controversial Amos & Andy the birth of The Jeffersons, spinning off from All In The Family, was arguably one of the first examples of a black American family prospering on television. This Emmy award winning show is one of the longest running shows in American television history.