Hint: There were tears
Plenty of the Gilmore Girls‘ fast-talking dialogue is chock full of pop cultural references, name checking everything from Dolly Parton to the Menendez brothers. So naturally, when the show revival dropped on Netflix, fans were curious to see if the show would reference the cultural trends of the last decade.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life more than delivered when it came to staying up on recent events in pop culture, invoking man buns, Game of Thrones, and Marie Kondo; however, one of Lorelai’s central plot lines centered on an especially poignant moment from entertainment: Cheryl Strayed’s memoir-turned-movie, Wild.
The moment wasn’t lost on Strayed, who took to her Instagram to express her emotions after seeing Wild referenced while watching the revival with her daughter.
Actor Reese Witherspoon, who played Strayed in the film adaptation of Wild also chimed in on Twitter about the film’s reference and the fact that Lorelai uses a tote from her personal clothing line.