These steamy moments are imprinted on my brain.
There might be a new batch of corrupt teens darkening the halls of Constance Billard, but it’s hard to compete with the original Gossip Girl cast. While the HBO Max reboot, which debuted on July 8, 2021, is pretty solid, there’s just something especially scandalous about the OG series. The far-fetched plotlines and hot characters are iconic, but it’s the romances that really set the show apart. No matter how raunchy the new version gets, these sex scenes from the original Gossip Girl will remind you why The CW’s show is so legendary.
When the first episode of the series aired in 2007, fans immediately fell for Blair's understated evilness, Serena's perpetual party-girl vibes, Nate's good looks, and Chuck's bad-boy demeanor. And while yes, the characters themselves are memorable, it was the fact that these scandalous teens were hooking up everywhere and with everyone that really made the original series so damn sexy.
The truth is, few teen shows have quite as much salacious sex as the one and only Gossip Girl. From Nate and Serena at the Shepherd wedding to Dan and Serena at the Shepherd divorce party to Blair and Chuck in the limo, here’s a peek at some of the moments that had the Upper East Side talking back in the early 2010s.
Dan's Infamous Threesome
Whether you love him or hate him, you can’t deny Lonely Boy lived it up in Season 3. During the ninth episode, Dan hooked up with a famous actor Olivia Burke (played by real-life famous actor Hilary Duff) and Vanessa (Jessica Szhor) at the same time. When Olivia thought she was going to have to leave town to film a big movie, the trio decided to have a threesome. To make things steamier, the scene was set to a sultry cover of the song “Whatever You Like” (sung here by Anya Marina), which is now 100% on my sex playlist.
Nate & Catherine In The Hamptons
Summers get hot anywhere, but there’s nothing like when Manhattanites flock out East. In the Season 2 premiere, Gossip Girl gave a glimpse of a summer in the Hamptons. For some, like Serena, the vacation was quiet and gave her the space she needed to get over Dan (or at least try to). For others, like Nate, the summer was filled with hot sex in secret places with an older, beautiful duchess.
Serena & Nate In Chuck's Kitchen
Who knew something as innocent as toasting waffles could turn into something as hot as kitchen sex? When Serena and Nate finally got together in Season 3, the couple shared the sexiest breakfast ever in Chuck’s kitchen. They casually fed each other caramel, whipped cream, strawberries, and — oddly enough — olives, while getting it on, which is multitasking at its finest.
Blair & Dan In The Elevator
Dan and Blair's attraction seemed simply intellectual at first, and when the two tried to make it more than that in Season 5, neither one of them felt anything at first. After getting drunk and finding themselves in an elevator during Episode 18, however, it seemed they found their groove and got it on in public place after public place.
Chuck & Blair On The Piano
The most tumultuous couple on Gossip Girl had all types of hookups, but few situations were as scorching as their hate sex. After declaring war against each other in Season 4, Episode 7, the exes ripped each other’s clothes off and had passionate sex on top of the piano at Blair’s house in a Pretty Woman-inspired scene that would make Julia Roberts blush.
Serena & Dan On The Jitney
When Serena and Dan, who weren’t together, found themselves riding the jitney in Season 2, Episode 2, the chemistry was palpable. It’s especially apparent when Serena ate chocolate-covered strawberries — which is the strangest bus snack ever — and it got them both in the mood. (I guess because strawberries are an aphrodisiac.) While you don't actually see Serena and Dan having sex, the build-up was hot enough on its own. Besides, what else would they be doing in the bathroom? Talking about their feelings?
Chuck & Blair In Monte Carlo
Right before these two decided to jump each other's bones for, like, the millionth time during Season 6, Episode 4, Blair told Chuck she was all in on their relationship, and finally, those two got back together and stayed together. I think one of the greatest things about Chuck and Blair is that even when they "hated" each other, they still loved each other — even if it got a little lost in translation
Here’s hoping the reboot offers as much scandalous sex and unrealistic plot points as the original. The new cast has some big shoes — and libidos — to fill.
Both the original Gossip Girl and the reboot series are streaming now on HBO Max.
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