I’m sure you’ve heard about the Vancouver riot after the loss of the Stanley Cup in game seven to the Boston Bruins. But have you heard about the photograph of the kiss that might just knock it out of the part for most iconic kiss images ever?
The photograph was taken by Canadian photographer Richard Lam. He had no idea what he was getting when he snapped the image of the woman lying on the ground. He figured she was injured and needed to snap that image before police pushed him on his way. And what an image he got!
Scott Jones and Alex Thomas were taking in the chaotic, but initially non-threatening reaction of the Canucks fans to the game loss when, from what they say, things changed and turned violent the moment police appeared on the scene. Alex was knocked to the ground, hitting her head on the pavement, and Scott was knocked down beside her. He partially covered her, protecting her from further injury. She was scared, crying and all he could think to calm her was to kiss her. What a guy! What an image. Sexy and sweet with a statement. Talk about making love not war. This image is quickly joining the ranks of other iconic kiss images. Like …
Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire in Spiderman
The famous Times Square kiss
Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity
And my all time favorite … Lady and the Tramp!
I’m going to step out on a limb here and say that kissing is even sexier than most sex in movies and books as long as the setup is right. To me the hottest part of a romance is the sexual tension and when that tension burst into a kiss … ahhh! Love it.
I remember one of the hottest scenes I’ve ever read was in one of Elizabeth Lowell’s western historicals. The hero was washing helping to wash the heroine’s hair in a stream. The descriptions were so visual and so subtlety erotic that I swear I could feel that man’s hands on my scalp. And the kiss? Coulda been my mood, but it was hot!
Do you have a favorite kiss photo, or a favorite kiss in a movie or romance novel?