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Lauren Graham Thinks 'Gilmore Girls' Is 'Sneakily Feminist'

As if we needed another reason to get excited about the show's revival.
Alexis Bledel as Rory and Lauren Graham as Lorelai in "Gilmore Girls" season 3. 
Alexis Bledel as Rory and Lauren Graham as Lorelai in "Gilmore Girls" season 3. 

Lauren Graham is all about the “Gilmore Girls’” feminist legacy.

The 49-year-old actress, who played Lorelai Gilmore, recently told Entertainment Weekly that the root of “Gilmore Girls’” feminism comes from the bond between Lorelai and her daughter Rory. 

“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,” Graham told EW.

Graham added that the show is “sneakily” feminist because it features two strong and self-sufficient women. 

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.

All we have to say is:

Check out the trailer for the upcoming four-part revival series “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life” here

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