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Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar recreate iconic kiss from ‘Cruel Intentions’

ByReiss Bowler

Jun 7, 2021

Actresses Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar have their iconic cruel intentions kiss for the MTV Movie and TV Awards: The Best of All Time on Sunday. They won the Legendary Lip Lock Award 20 years after winning Best Kiss at the 2000 MTV Movie Awards.

The original kiss, which took place in the 1999 film, was a big deal because before that there had been very little representation of same-sex relationships in pop culture, especially for young people.

“I think the reason the kiss has resonated with people for so long is not just because of its initial shock value,” Blair said, “but because it was a catalyst for so many young people in helping them realize certain aspects of their sexuality and to help put people at ease to be who they really are.”

Gellar added: “It also represented a paradigm shift to a new dynamic towards pop culture acceptance. And it was super hot too.”

When they won Best Kiss in 2000, they reenacted the famous hug on stage during their acceptance speech. And while precautions against the coronavirus make it difficult to kiss these days, the two women tried their best once again.

Unfortunately, as they both leaned forward for the kiss, they slammed into a plexiglass partition. Despite the impediment, they continued to kiss for a moment. Then Gellar turned to the camera and said, “Stay safe, MTV. And 2020, soon over.”

MTV Movie and TV Awards: The Best of All Time airs on December 6 at 8 p.m. on MTV.

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