‘Gilmore Girls’ remains one of the smartest shows to ever be on television. With the revival just a few months away, star Lauren Graham reveals in an all-new interview what the show’s true ‘underlying message’ is and it’s all about girl power!
“I would be remiss if I didn’t say that [Rory and Lorelai’s] main strength, even if they believe in true love, is that they have themselves and they have each other,” Lauren told Entertainment Weekly. “The show is sneakily feminist in that it’s always been great for them to have love, but they’re also okay when they don’t. That self-sufficiency is the first strength and that allows them to have these relationships. It’s why we sometimes bristle at: What team are you on?! It’s like: It doesn’t matter. Rory’s going to be great no matter what. And I think that’s an underlying message of the show, too.”
Every Gilmore Girls fan knows that the show was never about the love lives of Lorelai and Rory (Alexis Bledel) — it was always just about the mother-and-daughter duo. In the end, it didn’t matter whether or not Luke (Scott Patterson) and Lorelai ended up together or Rory ended up with Jess (Milo Ventimiglia), Dean (Jared Padalecki) or Logan (Matt Czuchry), because Lorelai and Rory would always have each other.
Gilmore Girls was truly one of the most feminist shows on television and way ahead of its time. The show never centered around a man. Lorelai and Rory were two of the strongest, most intelligent and self-assured characters ever created. They ultimately didn’t need a man to define them. All hail the Gilmores!
The Gilmore girls are coming back for more in the upcoming Netflix revival. Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life will premiere Nov. 25 and follow the lives of Lorelai, Rory and Emily (Kelly Bishop) eight years after the series finale.
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