There are a lot of memorable moments in Cruel Intentions , which came out 20 years ago today, in But I will always remember it for being the first time I saw two girls kissing. When Kathryn turns Cecile to face her and gives her a quick peck, Cecile is surprised to find how easy and pleasant it is. Watching the scene in my living room when I was 12 or 13, cross-legged on the floor and one foot away from my television, made me suddenly terrified that my mom would walk in on me at any moment and discover the pervy lesbo I secretly was. This was around the time I was watching a lot of Gilmore Girls and 7th Heaven , being slowly indoctrinated by casual conservatism. Cruel Intentions, in its sheer scandalousness, blew my preteen mind.
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Skip to Content. Male lead character shown to be someone who sees women as little more than objects to be seduced, taken advantage of sexually, and then discarded. He posts a sex video online of his therapist's daughter. And yet, all of this bad behavior is supposed to be forgiven when he emerges as a "sympathetic character" after he starts to develop actual feelings for "the virgin" of the movie, and his bad behavior is attributed to his manipulative stepsister. She's manipulative, vindictive to everyone. Sex a frequent topic of discussion. Oral, anal sex referenced in a variety of verbs and euphemisms. Naked male buttocks shown briefly. Sex sounds overheard. Lead male character has posted a sex video featuring liaison with his therapist's daughter.
Revisit " Sister, Sister " and more '90s TV throwbacks that need a revival now. See our picks list. This takes place several years before Cruel Intentions , back to when Kathryn first meets Sebastian, their sexual attraction to each other and their enjoyment in destroying the lives of their peers.