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Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair reenact their Cruel Intentions kiss

Kissing, but make it 2020

There’s an iconic scene in Roger Kumble’s 1999 teen flick Cruel Intentions, where Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) teaches a young and inexperienced Cecile (Selma Blair) how to french kiss. There’s tongue, there’s drool, and a lot of sexual tension.

Now, 21 years later, Gellar and Blair have reenacted their famous kiss – but with a 2020 twist.

The pair were awarded the Legendary Lip Lock award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest Of All Time on Sunday night (December 6). In their acceptance video, they attempted to recreate the scene in question. But just as their lips are about to lock, a window pane gets in the way. “Stay safe, MTV. And, 2020: end soon,” Gellar said, looking into the camera.

Reflecting on the kiss and why it remains relevant today, Blair said: “I think the reason the kiss has resonated with people so long is not just for the initial shock value 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,” Gellar said, adding: “Well, also it was super-hot.”

See the actors attempt their kiss in the clip below.