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Hollywood Nerd

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Hollywood Nerd may refer to:

  • Adorkable: A dorky, unpopular character is considered cute/appealing by the audience.
  • Cool Loser: A character is treated as an unpopular loser even though they have many qualities (physically attractive, has a "cool" hobby, is social and charismatic, etc.) that should have made them popular.
  • Endearingly Dorky: When a dorky character is considered cute and appealing for their dorky qualities in-universe.
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  • Give Geeks a Chance: The common plot where the dorky nerd character ends up with the beautiful (and often popular) female love interest
  • Hollywood Homely: A character said to be plain/unappealing in-universe, even though they are portrayed by a conventionally attractive actor.
  • Nerd: A usually intelligent but socially and/or physically awkward person. Often a Bully Magnet in high school settings.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Nerdy characters are considered attractive in-universe specifically because of their nerdy qualities.

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Alternative Title(s): Hollywood Geek