Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair reenacted their famous kiss from Cruel Intentions.
The costars did so in a style appropriate to the pandemic while accepting the GOAT: Legendary Lip Lock Award Sunday at the MTV Movie & TV Awards Greatest of All Time special.
Additionally, the actresses explained why the kiss became so iconic; specifically, that it helped questioning young people navigate their LGBTQ+ identities. At the time, their smooch was one of the first same-sex kisses in a teen movie. It was so edgy for the era that Ryan Phillippe's parents threatened to "disown" him for being in it, he revealed recently.
"I think the reason the kiss has resonated with people for so long is not just for the initial shock value," said Blair, "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."
"It also represented a paradigm shift to a new dynamic towards acceptance in pop culture," Gellar said.
On Instagram, Blair stated, "What feels so delicious to me now is how it isn't shocking in 2020. It stands for a shift in thinking." She added with a rainbow emoji, "May we all kiss one day again soon. This one will always be a point of pride."
MTV had previously awarded Blair and Gellar with Best Kiss in 2000 after the film's 1999 release. In 2020, they kissed again -- but ran into a plexiglass divider in a sign of the times. "Stay safe, MTV. And, 2020: end soon," Gellar concluded.
Watch the moment below.