10th Anniversary Special! Ten years ago on this very night the VMAs were happening and Madonna was doing her thing (her thing being Performing / Button-Pushing) and this happened...
Britney Spears in a Like a Virgin gown and Madonna laying one on her. Christina Aguilera was also lip-smacked but no one ever talked about that... like Christina was the spin the bottle participant nobody in the room wanted the bottle to point to or something, poor thing.
In Britney & Madonna's honor I thought about doing a top ten of girl-on-girl kisses from the movies but instead, pressed for time, I polled readers on facebook (like us!) and on twitter and in the wave of responses three things became clear. I'll share them after the jump along with my three favorite kisses.
- People ♥ girl-on-girl kisses
- A lot of the greatest girl-on-girl movie kisses are from the 90s. The 90s were so gay.
- TFE readers especially love these three: Sarah Michelle Gellar & Selma Blair's liplock in Cruel Intentions (I've actually never seen that movie! gulp), Mila & Natalie in Black Swan, and virtually any kiss from The Hours be it Julianne on Toni, Nicole on Miranda, Meryl & Allison. Who cares which? Any tortured sapphic snogging will do!
MY THREE FAVORITES
03. Henry and June (1990)
I've done the vilest things - the foulest things. But I've done them superbly."
02. Mulholland Drive (2001)
-Have you ever done this before?"
-I don't know."
01. Bound (1996)
The Wachowski Siblings first film, a drama about a mafia moll and the girl mechanic she takes up with is a total wet panties triumph. Gina Gershon makes good great on her Showgirls ascension as the Queen of Shameless Sapphic Silver Screen Seduction. Jennifer Tilly is even better in the movie, sensational really. It's the only thing she ever did that rivalled her genius comic star turn in Bullets Over Broadway (1994). The world can have The Matrix, because to me Bound still stands as the best movie the Wachowski Siblings ever made. And the first kiss / sex scene is the hottest thing filmed in the 90s without stuntmen in asbestos suits.
You planned this whole thing, didn't you?
People don't talk about Bound enough! So I'm just doing my small part.
Other movies that were name-checked on facebook and twitter were Morocco, The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love, Showgirls, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (the dark room scene. YUM), Girl Interrupted, But I'm a Cheerleader, The Color Purple, Wild Things, Thelma & Louise (god, I love that finale!) and The Hunger.
Would you care to add to the list or make your case for the best of the best? Pucker up in the comments.