I’m like Michael Douglas!

In S1E14, Sookie explains to Lorelai that Luke might have gotten the wrong impression when Lorelai invited him over late at night. Sookie mentions that Lorelai had been picking out paint samples with Luke to help him paint the diner, and Lorelai freaks out. She says, “All of a sudden, I’m trying to get any poor, unsuspecting person in bed with me! I’m like Michael Douglas!”

Michael Douglas, born in 1944, is an actor and producer. He is known for his roles in “Romancing the Stone” and “Wall Street” as well as for producing “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” He was married to Diandra Luker from 1977 to 1995, and he married Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2000.

It’s unclear why Lorelai references Michael Douglas to describe her situation.

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One thought on “I’m like Michael Douglas!

  1. In 1990 Michael Douglas was admitted to rehab, and it was widely rumoured that he was treated for “sex addiction”. Michael Douglas has since dismissed those (very) persistent rumours, which have even been repeated by biographers as if they are fact.

    I’m guessing Lorelai humorously references Michael Douglas because of those widespread rumours, and because of a popular perception that someone with a “sex addiction” must constantly be trying to persuade or coerce others into sexual situations.

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