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Stars Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar recreated their iconic kiss from the 1999 film Cruel Intentions at last night's MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time.
The pair were accepting their award for Legendary Lip Lock, twenty years after they won Best Kiss at the 2000 MTV Movie Awards for the scene where Gellar's popular girl Kathryn Merteuil teaches Blair's naive Cecile Caldwell about first base. But this time they added a quarantine-appropriate twist.
For their acceptance speech for the Golden Popcorn, Gellar and Blair submitted a video clip where they recreated the kiss. The two actresses, both looking great, lean in slowly toward each other, but then slam into the clear plexiglass between them, maintaining safe quarantine guidelines and modeling good behavior for us all.
"Stay safe, MTV and 2020, end soon," Gellar said in the clip.
"Please!" added Blair. "Love you."
The two also thanked MTV for recognizing the power of that scene, and making it "the single-most awarded kiss in cinema history," as Gellar called it. "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 realize certain aspects of their sexuality and help make people comfortable to be who they really are," Blair explained.
"It also represented a paradigm shift to a new dynamic towards acceptance in pop culture," Gellar added, "Well, also it was super-hot."
\u201cDating (what's that? lol) in 2020: \n\n\ud83d\udc8b @SarahMGellar @SelmaBlair #MTVAwards\u201d— MTV (@MTV) 1607306569
The kiss, which ends with Blair reaching out for more while the disaffected Gellar acts like it was nothing, awoke something in many a teen when the film first came out, and has remained a cult classic ever since.
The duo, who have been close friends since the film, had recently recreated the kiss back in June for Blair's 48th birthday, that time with added face mask for safety. "I got my kiss," Gellar captioned that photo.
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