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Lauren Graham: 'Gilmore Girls' is 'sneakily feminist'

The beloved WB/CW show is being revived as a Netflix limited series.

By Annie Martin
Lauren Graham: 'Gilmore Girls' is 'sneakily feminist'
Lauren Graham at the Los Angeles premiere of "Max" on June 23, 2015. The actress plays Lorelai Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Lauren Graham says Gilmore Girls is a subtly feminist series.

The 49-year-old actress, who will reprise Lorelei Gilmore on Netflix's forthcoming revival, praised the strength of the show's female characters in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

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"I would be remiss if I didn't say that [Lorelei and Rory's] main strength, even if they believe in true love, is that they have themselves and they have each other," Graham said of Lorelei and her daughter, Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel).

"The show is sneakily feminist in that it's always great for them to have love, but they're also okay when they don't," she explained. "That self-sufficiency is the first strength and that allows them to have these relationships ... Rory's going to be great no matter what."

Lorelei and Rory had several suitors during Gilmore Girls' original seven-season run on The WB/CW. Many will return on the revival, including Scott Patterson as Luke Danes, Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester and Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger.

"There will always be some fans who are unhappy, but I think they'll be pleased with it," Padalecki said of Rory's romantic future to Us Weekly in July. "[Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino] came back to do it right, and she did it right."

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The revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, will consist of four 90-minutes episodes and premiere Nov. 25 on Netflix. The series revealed the first page of the script Wednesday.

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