'Gilmore Girls' Creator Reveals Luke Was Originally A Woman
Uh... I would still ship it.
Although, if Luke was meant to be a female character, then she was probably never going to hook up with Lorelai in the first place. Way to break my queer, little heart, "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.
Audiences were rooting for Luke (Scott Patterson) and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) to hook up since probably episode one.
What's more romantic than a woman begging for coffee and a man in a flannel shirt and backward cap giving it to her? NOTHING, I say...
...Except maybe if that person in a flannel shirt and backward cap was a woman.
OK, I get it. Lorelai Gilmore being bisexual would change the show, but let a girl dream.
Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino helped inspire my future gender-bending fan fiction when she told Entertainment Weekly,
Luke was originally a female character. [The network] came to me and said we need another guy, so I literally just took a character and changed the name, didn't even change any of the dialogue because I'm that lazy.
Oh, hold up? Didn't change the dialogue?
So in episode one when Luke shows up in a button-down shirt because he had a meeting and Lorelai said, "Wow, you look nice. Really nice," and Luke responds, "You look nice, too," IT COULD HAVE BEEN DIALOGUE BETWEN TWO WOMEN?
Luke's original name? It was Daisy.
Of course, it really was the chemistry that led to the characters' development and had the character remained Daisy, it probably wouldn't have become a romantic relationship.
We did a few shows and they just had chemistry. It was the episode where they were in the market and Lorelai's spying on Dean. Luke was there and they had this scene that didn't mean anything.
Lauren Graham said,
It didn't seem like, 'Oh this is the definite love interest.' It's just this funny, weird chemistry that we had in terms of being complete opposites and also this built-in conflict of he has the thing she wants — which is coffee... It was just something about the two of those characters together that they kept going back to and then it kept growing.
Patterson, who will be joining the Gilmore girls for the Netflix revival, said,
I knew it from the moment we met, and I knew it was going to work on screen. We just had a rhythm.
"Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" will hit Netflix on November 25.