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. That, and its incredible soundtrack. And this month, Sony is re-releasing the film in theaters to celebrate its anniversary.
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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.
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. A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students. Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town. A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen. A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.
The film is an adaptation of the novel Les Liaisons dangereuses , written by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos in , but set among wealthy teenagers attending high school in New York City instead of 18th-century France. The film started as a smaller budget independent film , but was picked up by Columbia Pictures and released on March 5, Despite mixed critical reviews, the performances of Gellar, Philippe, and Witherspoon were praised. In an upscale New York City mansion, wealthy and popular teenager Kathryn Merteuil discusses her prep school with Mrs. Caldwell and her daughter, Cecile. Kathryn promises Mrs. Caldwell that she will look out for the naive Cecile.