The ‘GG’ before ‘GG’
Amy Sherman-Palladino “was obsessed with Grey Gardens,” someone told me a few months back during an interview for The Gilmore Girls Companion.
I’d heard the title of this particular documentary somewhere before, but knew nothing at all about it.
Last night I saw Grey Gardens for the first time. After the first 10 minutes, I understood a lot more about Gilmore Girls — as well as the Palladinos’ use of popular culture as inspiration — than I ever had before.
My advice to all big Gilmore Girls fans: Netflix (or otherwise get your hands on a copy) of this 1975 flick ASAP. For me to say any more before you’ve seen it will spoil the discovery for those who haven’t.