In S1E7, Dean asks if he can recommend “Boogie Nights” for the next movie night. Rory responds, “You’ll never get it past Lorelai.” “Not a Marky Mark fan?” Dean asks. Rory says, “She had a bad reaction to ‘Magnolia.’ She sat there screaming for 3 hours, ‘I want my life back,’ and then we got kicked out of the theater. It was actually a pretty entertaining day.”
“Marky Mark” is Mark Wahlberg, an actor whose career actually began in music with the hip hop group “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.” After several years of getting into trouble, Wahlberg broke into acting and started redeeming his image. “Boogie Nights” was one of his first film successes.
“Magnolia” doesn’t feature Marky Mark, but it was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, who also wrote and directed “Boogie Nights.”