Gilmore Girls is coming baaaaack! And Lauren Graham aka Lorelai Gilmore has confirmed what we all already knew: it's a *whispers* feminist show. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she said she wants us to stop obsessing over who the main characters will end up with (Luke and Jess respectively, please God).
“[Rory and Lorelai’s] main strength, even if they believe in true love, is that they have themselves and they have each other,” Graham said. “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."
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.
Sure, it would be ideal if the show didn't have to "sneak" in their feminist message. But feminism is one of those things that you have to be subtle about, like coriander.
Alexis Bledel, who plays Rory, seems to agree. She said during the show's multi-year hiatus she was not pondering which dude Rory would date. “I didn’t even think about it!” Bledel told EW. “I was wondering what [Rory] had accomplished in her career. I wanted there to be a payoff after all her hard work.”