The Most Iconic Girl-On-Girl Kissing Scenes In Movie History
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There are several reasons why we go to movies, but most of them involve overly buttered popcorn, slushies and the distant possibility of some unexpected girl-on-girl kissing scenes. Since we all know that buttery popcorn is a sure thing, let us instead pay homage to the rare — and obviously glorious — scenes in movie history featuring lovely lady lip-locking.
Denise Richards and Neve Campbell – Wild Things
When we say “girl-on-girl kiss,” the first place your mind goes is the sexy poolside makeout scene in this 1998 film. Not only was it a big moment in a young boy’s life to see something that unprecedented, Denise Richards also showed off her rocking cans. So in a way, it was sort of a two-for-one with two of the late ’90s hottest movie mamas.
Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman – Black Swan
The 2010 psycho-thriller featured the light and dark side of the ballerina, played brilliantly by these two women who share one of the best ideal kissing scenes — and then some — of any two women in film, let alone the two actresses any of us would choose. The film was nominated for five major Academy Awards, including Best Actress and Best Picture. Natalie Portman won the Oscar that year, and very rightfully so.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair – Cruel Intentions
One of the classiest make-out scenes in film involves a little stroll in the park back in 1999 in the Ryan Phillippe-led Cruel Intentions between his ruthless cokehead stepsister Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and the innocently ignorant Cecile Caldwell (Selma Blair). This is the film where we learned about tongue kissing, BJs and Ryan’s sweet ass, not to mention the impact a good diary can make.
Naomi Watts and Laura Harring – Mulholland Drive
If it wasn’t enough to see Naomi Watts topless, imagine how thrilled we were to see some serious liplock (and then some, and then some more) between her and Laura Harring. The 2001 David Lynch thriller is a good film, but this actress-on-actress scene is highly regarded as one of the best in movie history. Watts was also at it again this past year in a Birdman kissing scene with co-star Andrea Riseborough.
Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried – Jennifer’s Body
Most people will agree that this film was nothing to write home about, unless of course you like writing to your mother about how hot Megan Fox is, which we do. In this 2009 vampire horror, Fox has a great kissing-in-her-undies scene with Amanda Seyfried. And if you thought Amanda was one of the quiet ones, reconsider that because she does it again in “Chloe” with Julianne Moore.
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis – Thelma and Louise
If it’s class you want, then “Thelma and Louise” is the one, all the way back to the year 1991. The adventurous lady duo and a ’66 Thunderbird is all you need to set a great girl-on-girl kissing scene at the end. Susan Sarandon has been an overtly sexual type in several films, and if you don’t believe us, try out “The Hunger” for more sassy Susan with Catherine Deneuve.
Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly – Bound
Jennifer Tilly’s lesbian love affair with Gina Gershon has been a favorite since the film was featured in 1996, so it’s no surprise that her saliva exchange with Gina Gershon would make our list. Despite her repugnant voice, Tilly knows how to titillate when it comes to some lady lover scenes. If you’re more of a fan of Gina Gershon — we get it — then you can try again in Showgirls when she gets close with Elizabeth Berkley.
Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz – Vicki Cristina Barcelona
We stand corrected. If you could choose any two actresses to couple up for a little lip action, it would most likely be Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson. The film about summer love, art and sex gets great when Javier Bardem introduces Penelope and Scarlett’s characters. Let’s just say that in 2008, all I saw was red. If you were hoping for more, Penelope hit the lesbian slopes again with Charlize Theron in Head in the Clouds.
Heather Graham and Bridget Moynahan – Gray Matters
Sure, Tom Cavanagh is a hunk, but the bedroom scene in Gray Matters between Heather and Bridget is better than anything your family could give you for Christmas. Ever since the days of Boogie Nights we’ve waited for this moment. It almost seems like there’s not much else to look forward to after this scene. Just put it on repeat for the fam.
Angelina Jolie and Elizabeth Mitchell – Gia
OK, it was an HBO movie, but we’re counting it because there’s nothing hotter than a 1998 film starring Angelina Jolie before she changed her style. If you’re a fan of Jolie’s topless moments, you’ll be right to brave this incredible scene she has with Elizabeth Mitchell. Single Angelina was way better. Agreed?
Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey – Heavenly Creatures
Kate knew how to grab our attention with her hooters in James Cameron’s Titanic, but she also had a love scene with Melanie Lynskey, who may not be our top choice, but we never turn our back or our eyes from a good womanly kiss. If you yearn for a classy scene with Kate Winslet, try Holy Smoke.
Christine Taylor and Scarlet Chorvat – Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
To close out this beautiful list of movie moments, we offer you the curveball scene at the end of “Dodgeball” where Vince Vaughn thinks he’s going to score with smoking gorgeous Christina Taylor — and so did we — until she decides to disclose her sexual preference with the audience. So how is this girl-on-girl makeout with Scarlet Chorvat? Nothing to scoff at; not one bit. Happy holidays.