Showing on E4 tonight at 11.05pm
Screen kisses, don’t you just love ’em? Cinematic smooches feature in so many films, but give it some thought – how many can you actually visualise?
Romantic movie moments are very easy to recall, but let’s face it, unless it’s an upside down Spider-Man smooch, or a Lady and the Tramp cartoon kiss or a Wedding Singer ‘pay attention, let me show you how it’s done’ snogette, the on-screen meeting of mouths is more often than not upstaged by more memorable surrounding detail, such as Sam and Molly’s slippery, wet clay-coated flesh, Bridget’s lack of clothes on that snowy London street, Holly Golightly’s soggy ginger puss, or Rose and Jack
Tonight’s film is a contemporary update of Les Liaisons Dangereuses set in New York, about an affluent teenage girl who wagers her philandering stepbrother that she will sleep with him if he can seduce a virginal girl.
It’s a smart satire and an entertaining watch, but is it deserving of a best screen kiss win? Check out the celebrated snog scene here:
I suspect there might have been an overriding social demographic leading that MTV Movie Award judging process, what do you think?