Cruel Intentions is a 1999 American teen romantic drama film written and directed by Roger Kumble and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair. The film is an adaptation of the novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, written by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos in 1782, but set among wealthy teenagers attending high school in New York City instead of 18th-century France. In a 2016 interview with Sarah Michelle Gellar, she revealed that the original title of the movie was to be “Cruel Inventions”.
In an upscale New York City mansion, wealthy and popular teenager Kathryn Merteuil discusses her prep school with Mrs. Caldwell and her daughter, Cecile. Kathryn promises Mrs. Caldwell that she will look out for the naive Cecile. When Kathryn's stepbrother Sebastian Valmont enters the room, Mrs. Caldwell reacts to him coldly and leaves with Cecile.
|contentLocation||New York City|
|editor||Jeff Freeman Ryan Mikel|
|events||cabal high society human sexuality incest role virginity|
|keywords||anal anal sex claim college-preparatory school drug abuse dump hit by a car how to jaguar xk140 kick out music teacher oral sex plan prep school remember true love violate wait want win|
|producer||Neal H. Moritz|
|productionCompany||Newmarket Capital Group Original Film|
|recordedAt||Long Island New York City Toronto|
|theme||lgbt-related romantic drama teen drama teen romance|