In S1E17, Lorelai and Rory are forced to climb over a fence in a trash-filled alley to get to Luke’s without risking crossing paths with Dean. Rory apologizes, but Lorelai says, “No, this is good! It’s like ‘G.I. Jane’ but we get to keep our hair.”
“G.I. Jane” is a 1997 film starring Demi Moore as Jordan O’Neil. O’Neil goes through intense military training that has, up until that point, only been available to men. She has been set up to fail, but she succeeds in the training and earns the respect of her superiors. She ends up rescuing her commanding officer from a crisis in Libya and is officially accepted onto the elite Navy team.