This was one of the Gilmore movie references that I watched and felt very clever for discovering. Then I watched an episode of Gilmore Girls and basically realized that I had probably chosen the old black and white film from a subliminal Gilmore Girl suggestion. Lorelai accuses Rory of “Mildred Pierce-ing” her. This film is about a mother daughter relationship enshrouded in a murder mystery. It’s definitely worth watching. Watch it so you can use Mildred Pierce as a verb.