Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar recreated their iconic Cruel Intentions kiss in the most 2020 way

It was the kiss which launched a thousand nascent sexual identities that 1999 teen drama Cruel Intentions is perhaps most remembered for.

No, not Ryan Phillipe chastely locking lips with a virginial Reese Witherspoon.

Rather the moment the innocent Cecile, played by Selma Blair, is ‘taught to kiss’ by machiavellian Queen Bee Kathryn, a role made infamous by Sarah Michelle Gellar.

The pair locked lips and in 1999, when lesbian on-screen kissing was still considered risque, it was a pretty big deal.

But flashforward to 2020 and hopefully we’re a little more chill (and do less overt sexualising of lesbian encounters).

Which is why when Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar recently recreated their smooch, it was more sweet than sexy.

And the kiss had an extremely 2020 twist.

The pair are still good friends and met up to celebrate Blair’s 48th birthday in a park.

While there, they snapped a tongue-in-cheek photo of themselves kissing – but with their lips separated by face masks people are required to wear thanks to Covid-19.

Gellar’s mask was decorated with a pair of sequined lips though, so perhaps this was the even more glamorous option.

Blair, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018 and has documented her progress with the disease, also posted about her birthday on Instagram, uploading a picture of herself holding flowers with the accompanying caption reading:

Birthday love. I thank you with my bursting heart! Feeling spoiled from people I love so much.

Despite it being her birthday, she still had time for chores, as the ever watchful stan accounts noted.


OK, so which celebrity do we get to snog on our birthdays?

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