The two actress and longtime BFFs were honored with the Legendary Lip Lock award at the 2020 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time on Sunday night (December 6).
Sarah and Selma won the Best Kiss award at the 2000 MTV Movie Awards for their iconic kiss in the 1999 movie Cruel Intentions.
During the G.O.A.T. special, Sarah and Selma chatted about that kiss from more than 20 years ago and why it’s still such a big moment in movie history.
“I think the reason the kiss has resonated with people for 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,” Selma said as she and Sarah sit outside at a patio table together.
Sarah responded, “It also represented a paradigm shift to a new dynamic towards acceptance in pop culture. Also, it was super hot.”
“So as a special thanks,” Selma said. “We’d like to recreate it.”
She and Sarah then leaned in for a kiss, but right before locking lips, they were stopped by a piece of plexiglass between them – keeping them safely separated amid the ongoing health pandemic!
“Stay safe, MTV,” Sarah said. “And, 2020: end soon.”