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.