Friday Style Icon: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair From ‘Cruel Intentions’

I’ve grown tired of pretending that Friday Style Icon is anything more than Fashion & Things Nebulously Related To Stuff We Liked In The ’90s, but that’s much too wordy for a headline and until people start Googling what they really mean (“is it a good idea to microwave a cat?”) the name stays. All that being said, one of my favorite guilty pleasures from the ’90s (or any decade) is Cruel Intentions.

First of all, Buffy herself Sarah Michelle Geller played a spoiled, nasty, manipulative cokehead with ridiculously awesome taste in clothes. In addition to Geller, virtually every member of the cast was pages-of-Twist-magazine-hot: Ryan Phillippe, Selma Blair, Reese Witherspoon, Joshua Jackson, Tara Reid, etc. Also, the soundtrack features one excellent use of The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” and one obnoxious use of “Colorblind” by the Counting Crows that still remains the only song many annoying girls know on the piano.

Anyway, Cruel Intentions ruled. Here’s our gallery.

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    • porkchop

      oohhh, wow… This movie came out just after I’d decided to fully commit to Fashion Whoredome. I had A LOT of the clothes from this movie, including Reese’s aqua and white tank suit.

      • Sabrina

        Agree… this movie also inspired me to whore up my wardrobe! And somehow before I clicked on the horse image I somehow knew that it would simply say “Horse”. Love it… think I need to rent this tonight!

    • faye

      this movie holds up so well. it’s still awesome. but i blame it for my “placebo phase.”

    • Jackie

      I don’t remember Tara Reid being in Cruel Intentions…

      • lizards first rule

        well, rather than just imply that you’re right (“…”) and not bother checking IMDB like the average idiot, i’m here to tell you that she plays the girl crying on the phone about sebastian taking nude photos of her. it’s like the first scene of the movie.

    • Jackie

      RIGHT! Completely forgot about Tara being in the beginning there. I think whenever I catch it on tv, I miss the first 20 minutes or so…

      • Ashley Cardiff

        This is legitimately the best explanation for not remembering Tara Reid in Cruel Intentions ever. I also did not remember her for the exact same reason.

    • rachel

      laughing out loud about the “horse” prices – you forget a few zeros in those prices.

      • Ashley Cardiff

        yeah, i suppose. damn you,!

    • Coho

      I literally watched this the other night and I still want everything SMG wears. Also Ryan’s car. And that damn house.