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HELP!! Book Research

Okay, so for my 2010 book, I am creating a character VERRRRA different from who I am. So I need help getting in the right mindset!

I want her to be snarky, cynical, and yet still sympathetic. She's the loveable outcast!

I need some examples of movies or TV shows with characters like this.

So far I'm thinking: 

Veronica Mars
Molly Ringwald (is it 16 candles or Pretty in Pink I want to check out? I confess I have seen only clips and can't remember which one she's the outcast type.... )
10 things I hate about you

(THANKS GUYS FOR THE JUNO/10 things suggestions! PERFECT!)

Any other ideas??


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Jul. 2nd, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls immediately came to mind.
Jul. 3rd, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
LOVE Wonderfalls!!!!
Jul. 2nd, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Blair from Gossip Girl?
Jul. 2nd, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
can't remember which one she's the outcast type....

That would be Pretty in Pink (see icon :) ).

If you haven't seen it already, I would suggest 10 Things I Hate About You. Also, a viewing of My So-Called Life wouldn't go awry.
Jul. 2nd, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Movie Idea for Snarky/Sympathetic Character
What about the movie Juno?
Jul. 2nd, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
I Forgot!
I totally agree with 10 Things I Hate About You and want to add Some Kind of Wonderful. I think Mary Stuart Masterson's character might fit the bill.
Jul. 2nd, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
Gillmore Girls --
What about Paris on Gilmore Girls available on Netflix =)
Jul. 2nd, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
Ally Sheedy in Breakfast Club
Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed
Jul. 2nd, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
How about Violet from the Incredibles :D
Jul. 2nd, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
outcast molly ringwald is Pretty in Pink. Love Veronica Mars!
Have you seen Election? I'm not sure exactly the personality you're going for but Reese Witherspoon is hysterical as the super ambitious high schooler outcast in this.

the artsy friend in Mean Girls is certainly a snarky outcast, but she might be a little over the top!
Jul. 3rd, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
I have to add my vote for My So-Called Life.

It's not that Angela is so snarky ... it's that the show itself has such wonderful writing.

If I think of any other likely candidates, I'll come back. :)
Jul. 3rd, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
Pull out The Breakfast Club and check out both Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy (Molly all the way through, Ally at times). And I hate to say it (because I don't really care for her), but consider watching some episodes of Kathy Griffith's "My Life on the D List". Snarky? Check. Quirky outcast type? Check. You end up rooting for her anyhow? *sigh* Check.

Jul. 3rd, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
I'd second the SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL -- Mary Stuart Masterson's Watts is wonderfully snarky yet poignant and wistful.
Jul. 3rd, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
Nobody mentioned Veronica Sawyer from HEATHERS?

How very!
Jul. 3rd, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
I second Paris from Gilmore Girls (love that show). There's also Dani from ABC Family's Wildfire.
Jul. 3rd, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
- My So Called Life (I have the DVDs. Do you need this before July 25th?)

- I second sbennettwealer on Heathers. Mmm somehow Christian Slater as a psycho was hot...

- And I also second chicklitteens on Gilmore Girls (the character of Paris).
Jul. 3rd, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
Also added to the list..
Jessica Lynn Darling in Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty. She's not exactly an outcast. Um she sits w/the popular girls but HATES them. She is snarky, cynical and sarcastic.
Re: Also added to the list.. - mandyhubbard - Jul. 3rd, 2009 04:23 am (UTC) - Expand
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