Spotlight On: gURL on gURL

Gurl on gURL kisses obviously draw more attention than guy/gURL kisses and guy/guy kisses because... we're hotter! Ladies loving ladies has always been a hot button topic and while we're not sure what the big deal is about a girl kissing who she wants, we will admit that we can't look away. Such was the case at the MTV Movie Awards when Scarlett Johansson stood on stage during Sandra Bullock's acceptance speech and confessed that she thought Sandy's kiss with her hubby Ryan in The Proposal looked "soft" and that she kinda wanted in on the action. But Scarlett and Sandra aren't the first famous ladies to publicly make out on-screen. Heck, (fun fact!) female homosexuality was common place in ancient Greece, especially on the Island of Lesbos! So that's where the term comes from...

Angelina Jolie & Elizabeth Mitchell in Gia

Famous for just being downright sexual and not leaning one way or the other (though, if we had the choice, we'd lean towards Brad Pitt anyday), Angelina got a ton of attention for playing '70s supermodel Gia Marie Carangi back in 1998. She acted in some pretty steamy gURL on gURL scenes in the movie and has publicly admitted to being bisexual in regards to her former relationship with Foxfire co-star Jenny Shimizu. "If I fell in love with a woman tomorrow, would I feel that it's okay to want to kiss and touch her? If I fell in love with her? Absolutely! Yes!" Go for it, Angie!

Neve Campbell & Denise Richards in Wild Things

When your guy friends think of lesbian lip-locking action in movies, they probably point to Wild Things first as their favorite wildly sexual relationship. Neve Campbell and Denise Richards share some of the hottest pool scenes ever filmed and there isn't a guy or a gurl in the world who hasn't been tempted by this flick. We certainly aren't tuning in for the plot...

Sarah Michelle Gellar & Selma Blair in Cruel Intentions

The movie spawned the doomed relationship between Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, but most people were way more consumed with the steamy (and graphic!) kiss between Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair in broad daylight on a grassy knoll in the movie.

Hilary Swank and Chloe Sevigny in Boys Don't Cry

It's one thing to make out on stage at an award show and in a racy B-grade movie, but to win an Oscar for portraying a girl who looks and dresses a lot like a boy and is in love with another girl? That's talent and that's a role model we can get on board with. Hilary Swank's role in '99's Boys Don't Cry spawned a lot of conversation about lesbianism and brought her and her movie GF, Chloe Sevigny to the spotlight. Kudos for turning heads, ladies.

Madonna and Britney Spears

Before there was Scarlett and Sandy, there was Madonna and Britney. The 2003 kiss heard 'round the blogosphere happened at the MTV VMAs and Christina Aguilera was there, too. But hey, no one remembers that part. Some people said it was Madonna trying to get back in touch with a younger audience, others said it was just hot. We agree with the latter.

Nikki Reed & Evan Rachel Wood in Thirteen

Evan Rachel Wood and Nikki Reed starred as rebellious 13-year-olds, who end up making out (obviously, if you've been paying attention to our trend). Looking back, it doesn't come as a shock to see Marilyn Mansion's fiancée Evan and Twilight's blood-sucking Nikki make out on screen, but back in '03, Thirteen was kinda controversial. It was cool to see experimentation at such a young age.

Penelope Cruz & Scarlett Johansson in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Another gURL on gURL scene, another Oscar winner! This time it was Penelope Cruz for her role in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona alongside Scarlett Johansson (twice on this list!). The posters for the movie got a lot of attention as we all thought we were about to see the threesome of the century between those two beauties and super sexy Javier Bardem, but the actual scene was kinda... too short? Dare we say Woody is all talk, no action?!

Megan Fox & Amanda Seyfried in Jennifer's Body

Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried teamed up for the big smooch scene in the thriller/comedy, but it wasn't all smiles before the kiss happened. "I totally was uncomfortable during the kiss," Amanda told "I think that the scene is too long and there's no music behind it and it's really uncomfortable to watch." So many guys and gURLs would disagree, Amanda...

Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning in The Runaways

Another hyped movie kiss, The Runaways portrayed the rocky relationship between rockers Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, but the kiss between friends Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning seemed to go pretty smoothly. "It's a really passionate, hardcore scene," Kristen told Access Hollywood. "No, it's just a kiss. It's not a really big deal." Yes! Finally someone who doesn't get what everyone's so excited about.

Miley Cyrus and her dancer

The most recent buzz comes from Miley's "Can't Be Tamed" performance on Britain's Got Talent, in which she fake-kissed a girl on stage. While Miley thinks the chatter is ridiculous and we agree, after all the other kisses on screen, we kinda think Miley is the only girl who HASN'T gotten in on the action! "GET OVER IT! NOTHING HAPPENED. THERE ARE WAYYYYYYY MORE IMPORTANT THINGS IN THE WORLD," Miley writes on her blog. "I promise you I did not kiss her and it is ridiculous that two entertainers can't even rock out with each other without the media making it some type of story."

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  • Lee

    I was going to comment on the poor research and/or judgement made here, but Elle said it for me.

  • Elle

    Okay, wow. I’m really disappointed and offended by’s ignorance here. In no way is the inclusion of the film “Boys Don’t Cry” appropriate in an article about lesbian romance. Boys Don’t Cry was based on the true story of Brandon Teena, a transgender MAN. Meaning that his relationship with Chloe Sevingy’s character was not a lesbian one. If the writer of this article had actually watched the film, they would know that Hilary’s character was not playing dress up as a girl, he was a MAN who happened to be biologically female.

    I’ve always been impressed with’s realistic approach to issues concerning girls especially considering sexuality. But this blatant ignorance and erasure of trans people can’t be ignored. Pleasure educate yourself writer and learn that referring to trans people as a gender they are not is totally offensive.