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. The plot of the movie hinges on a bet Kathryn makes with her stepbrother Sebastian Valmont Ryan Phillippe , who goes to the same Manhattan prep school and is bored by dating unadventurous Manhattan debutantes. But overall, these movies are nice!
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. A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.
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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.