“Gilmore Girls” actor Scott Patterson says a Season 3 scene left him feeling “uncomfortable” and “pissed off” as a result of he felt he was being objectified.
Patterson, who performed Luke Danes, talked about one episode specifically through which two characters discuss his butt.
“I didn’t feel comfortable doing it, and it pissed me off,” he stated on the newest episode of “I Am All In,” his podcast the place he discusses the hit present.
The scene in query was from the “Gilmore Girls” episode “Keg! Max!” from April 2003. Patterson stated the script referred to as for Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her co-worker Sookie St. James (Melissa McCarthy) to debate Luke’s butt.
“I realized it wasn’t OK, and it didn’t make me feel comfortable at all. It made me feel really embarrassed, actually. It is infuriating to be treated that way — it is infuriating — because you’re being treated like an object,” Patterson stated.
He added that they shot a number of takes.
“It’s disturbing, and it’s disgusting, and I had to endure that through that entire scene and many takes,” he stated. “It was all about the butt, the butt, the butt, the butt. When we weren’t filming, we were sitting down — people were still talking about the butt, the butt, the butt. It was the most disturbing time I have ever spent on that set, and I couldn’t wait for that day to be over.”
Patterson stated looking back he needs he had spoken up about how he felt on the time.
“It’s as disgusting for women to objectify men as it is for men to objectify women, and it’s as harmful,” he added. “Just because it was 2003 doesn’t mean it was OK. It’s never OK, and I didn’t feel comfortable doing it, and it pissed me off. And I never said anything, so I was angry at myself for never saying anything. But I had this job, and I didn’t want to make waves.”