‘Gilmore Girls’ Fan Theories: 1 Theory Could Explain Why Rory Gilmore Never Dealt With Romantic Rejection

Rory Gilmore’s life on Gilmore Girls was surprisingly charmed. While fans didn’t notice it during the show’s original run, a few rewatches quickly revealed that Rory rarely dealt with problems, and when she did, they were presented in a way that made her always look right. The famed character seldom dealt with romantic rejection, too. One of several Gilmore Girls fan theories might explain why Rory’s romantic life was not punctuated by rejection.  

A fan theory suggests ‘Gilmore Girls’ was actually Rory Gilmore’s book all along 

One of the most prominent Gilmore Girls fan theories attempts to explain why things seemed to go along nearly perfectly for Rory Gilmore for much of her life. Even moments in which Rory was wrong, she tended to escape with very few consequences. She also never dealt with rejection and largely ran into people who liked her. 

Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore, standing in front of Stars Hollow Books in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Season 4
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Saeed Adyani/Netflix

The theory suggests that Rory’s life is so charmed because viewers are watching the retelling of her book. According to the theory posted on Reddit, the entirety of Gilmore Girls is told through Rory’s perspective, which explains why she spent seven seasons being praised by pretty much everyone. The theory also explains her unrealistic romantic life. 

The fan theory could explain why Rory Gilmore never experienced romantic rejection 

The fan theory attempts to explain all of Rory’s rather charmed life, but the real evidence that it could be true is buried in her romantic life. Showrunner, Amy Sherman-Palladino, presented Rory as attractive, smart, and good-natured. She was also shy, quiet, and a bit awkward. Still, while admitting to not knowing what to say to boys her age, she never dealt with any rejection. In fact, every male who paid attention to her appeared to fall for her nearly instantly. 

Dean Forrester and Jess Mariano decided they wanted to be with Rory before knowing anything about her. Even Logan Huntzberger, who was largely against relationships, was willing to commit because he couldn’t stand the thought of losing Rory. Tristan Dugray was similarly smitten, as was her only male friend, Marty. 

Rory’s good looks could only take her so far, one would think. If the original series were a book written from Rory’s perspective, it would explain why she was never seriously rejected. Simply put, she didn’t have to include those embarrassing instances in her writing. 

The fan theory might also explain why she was always seen as the victim

While Rory rarely experienced real romantic rejection, her personal life wasn’t always perfect. In fact, she did have a few relationship issues. The fan theory could also explain why the Yale graduate was always painted as a victim, though./ This was especially true when it came to her romantic failings. 

Dean Forrester and Rory Gilmore remeet in Stars Hollow as adults.
Jared Padalecki and Alexis Bledel in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Neil Jacobs/Netflix

For example, the entire town turned against Dean Forrester when he broke up with Rory for the first time. The town treated him similarly awful when his second relationship with Rory went sour. Rory was actually responsible for both of those breakups. She caused the first breakup when she freaked out because he said, “I love you.” Their second breakup was caused by her blatant flirtation with Jess Mariano.

Logan Huntzberger and Rory Gilmore stand in the middle of the street in Stars Hollow during filming of 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Logan Huntzberger and Rory Gilmore | Netflix

Rory was also considered blameless when she carried on a tryst with a then-married Dean in season 4 of Gilmore Girls. She also refused to take responsibility for her initial breakup with Logan Huntzberger. If the story is being told from Rory’s perspective, it makes sense that she would paint herself as the victim and her former beaus as the villains, even when it was clear the opposite was true.

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