LORELAI: Oh, Lane is gonna stay here tonight. She had a really bad teen day and she needs to crash someplace sympathetic … I swear to God, if this wasn’t a major Judy Blume moment, I would kick her cute little butt right out of here.
Judy Blume (born 1938) is a popular award-winning American writer best known for her children’s books and young adult fiction. First published in 1969, she was one of the first writers to cover topics such as racism, religion, masturbation, menstruation, teenage sex, birth control, divorce, and death in order to address common worries for young people that often aren’t openly talked about. Because of this, many people remember the Judy Blume books they read as a child with fondness and gratitude.
Like Lane’s situation, Judy Blume characters often end up at a crisis point of shame or social anxiety where they wonder how they can continue living as they did before.