Watch the pair create *that* kiss, only this time it’s pandemic style 

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS

We all remember that Cruel Intentions kiss. You know exactly what we’re talking about, don’t you? The steamy kiss between Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair was an instant classic with queer teenagers when Cruel Intentions was released back in 1999, and remains as legendary today. 

On Sunday, the two former co-stars received the GOAT: Legendary Lip Lock Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards Greatest Of All Time special, and discussed why the kiss became so iconic.

Selma and Sarah won the award for MTV’s Best Kiss in 2000 for their scene in the 1999 film. For 2020, they recreated it with pandemic precautions in place during the virtual awards show.

As they both lean in with eyes closed for the kiss, they smack their lips into a glass divider instead. Very 2020 indeed.

“I think the reason the kiss has resonated with people for so long is not just for the initial shock value,” Selma said, adding, “but because it was a catalyst for so many young people to help them realise certain aspects of their sexuality and help make people comfortable to be who they really are.”

“It also represented a paradigm shift to a new dynamic towards acceptance in pop culture,” Sarah said.

Closing out the video, Sarah adds: “Stay safe MTV, and 2020: end soon.”

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