31 Times Gilmore Girls Had the Best Representation of Female Friendship

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Gilmore Girls is a show notable for its portrayal of women and their relationships. Here we take a look at some of the show’s best moments of female friendship.

Gilmore Girls is a wonderful, heart-warming, funny, smart show that is first and foremost about women. Three generations of very different, very opinionated women and their lives and loves, struggles and triumphs. The show depicts the relationships between these women and how they support each other, push each other, and help each other grow. Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) Gilmore are mother and daughter first, but their special bond goes much deeper. They are friends too, complete with their own fast-talking, pop culture referencing language, shared history, and inside jokes.

While Lorelai and Rory have their own little corner of the world, there are a few special people who are permitted entry. There are some like Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) and Lane (Keiko Agena) who have always been there, kind and unfailing friends. There are others whose friendship has to be worked for and earned like Rory and Paris (Liza Weil) realizing they really aren’t that different after all and Lorelai’s journey to become friends with her own mother, Emily (Kelly Bishop).

The women on Gilmore Girls remind us of ourselves, of our mothers, our friends and classmates. It is a show about being female while not being completely centered on the main characters’ genders. The women of the show are just people, flawed and diverse, with interesting lives and complex relationships. It is something that makes the show so notable and such a joy to watch, even after all these years.

Whether they are getting drunk on Founders’ Day Punch and complaining about boys or running a successful business together, these women are showing an enduring and realistic portrayal of female friendship that television is often lacking. Here we countdown our 31 favorite moments.