My Gilmore Girls script
Like most young women of a certain age, Gilmore Girls was one of my favorite TV shows. When Rory was graduating from high school, I was graduating from high school. And when she grabbed her journalism degree at the end of the series and ran off to cover the Obama campaign in 2007, I took notes. I was an English major at UCLA, and one year later, I ran off to New York and wound up working at a news website — an impractical job in an impractical career in the middle of a terrible recession in an unfamiliar city. But if Rory could do something crazy, why couldn’t I?
Those two — Lorelai and Rory — were whip-smart and bold. They talked about more than just their love interests. And boy, were they good with one-liners. They were smart, capable women. They were role models. And do you remember how the show made you feel, you guys? It was magical. Buoyant. It made me happy. Just plain happy. In such a dark time, that’s the vibe I’m seeking right now.
So after wondering what the Stars Hollow gang was up to over the last eight years, I wrote my own Gilmore Girls episode. Sixty pages, all your favorite characters, set in today’s world. It’s called “Four Gilmores and a Funeral.” (Click here, the image above or the button below to read.) I had to share it before Nov. 25, when we all get to mosey over to Netflix, fire up the revival and see where they really ended up. Meanwhile, this is my little ode to the series that gave me so much. If you enjoy it, I hope you'll share it with all of your favorite Gilmore-loving girls.