‘Cruel Intentions’ stars reunite to watch musical parody of classic teen movie

Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair reunite to watch unauthorised parody

Cruel Intentions stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair reunited last night (May 28) to watch a musical parody of their classic teen movie.

The trio starred opposite Ryan Phillippe in the provocative 1999 teen drama, an adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ 18th century novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses set in modern-day New York City. The film is now being affectionately sent up in Cruel Intentions: The Completely Unauthorized Musical Parody, which opened at Los Angeles’ Rockwell Table & Stage theatre last month (April), and the film’s three female leads attended last night’s performance together. Gellar then shared several pictures from their reunion evening on Twitter and Instagram.

Cruel Intentions was a big hit at the box office in 1999 and Gellar later collected two MTV Movie Awards for her performance as sexually scheming teenager Kathryn Merteuil: Best Female Performance and Best Kiss, which she shared with Blair for their famous on-screen embrace. A direct-to-video sequel, Cruel Intentions 2, which was set in Manchester and featured none of the original leads, followed in 2000.

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Speaking about Cruel Intentions last month (April), Gellar told People: “We were babies when we made the film. I was 20! I celebrated my 21st birthday during filming. It had to be some form of child abuse doing the things I did in that movie.”