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Actor Scott Patterson Sees Objectification in Gilmore Girls Scene: ‘It’s Infuriating’

In the popular Gilmore Girls series, he plays diner owner Luke Danes and shares one day from the set that wasn’t so great. He discussed the season three episode of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s series “Keg! Max!” which aired in April 2003 on his podcast I’m All In.

The actor spoke specifically about a scene from the Warner Bros.-backed series, in which Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her colleague, Sookie St. James (Melissa McCarthy), constantly discuss Luke’s butt after Sookie accidentally touches his backside.

A feeling of objectification overtook him

As a result, I realized that it wasn’t OK, and I didn’t feel comfortable. As Patterson told me in the episode, he felt his body was objectified, which made me feel embarrassed. Having your body treated that way is very infuriating — it’s infuriating — because you’re being treated like an object.

There were a lot of butts, the butt, the butt, the butt, and it was all about the butt. That scene was disturbing, and it was disgusting. It was all about the butt. The most disturbing time I’ve ever spent on a set was talking about the butt when we weren’t filming. I couldn’t wait to get off that set.

An actor cited self-doubt among his frustrations

We were sitting down when we weren’t filming – everyone was still talking about the butt. Known for his appearance in Saw, Patterson recalled that it was difficult to film this in front of the show’s team. He also felt that it took away the dignity of his character.

At the time, Luke was in a relationship with Nicole, though he would later marry Lorelai. Furthermore, the actor cited his frustration with himself for not speaking up about his feelings back then, but he didn’t want to upset his colleagues. A woman’s objectification of a man is as disgusting as men’s objectification of a woman, and it’s just as harmful.

A great job was done in the role

Even though it was 2003, that doesn’t mean it was OK. It’s never OK to do that, and I felt uncomfortable doing it, and it irritated me. I never said anything, so I was mad at myself for not saying anything. However, I had this job, and I didn’t want to cause any problems. It was the scene in which Pearson felt incredibly small and like a meat stick.

He told me the scene left him questioning why he was doing the show at the time, even though he said his role on the show was a great job and meant the world to him. After the jokey exchange on the show, he added, somebody had to pay the price, and I’m still paying that price.

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