Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz
Movie: Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Before this movie ever came out, it picked up buzz for a rumored lesbian scene between Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz. This was big stuff—we're talking an Ali-Frazier match-up of sexy actresses. When we finally got down to it, it was, eh, a hurried smooch in a darkroom that had almost no significance in the arc of the story.
Those of us who had hoped for extended naughtiness on the scale of Bound (1996, Gina Gershon vs. Jennifer Tilly) or Mulholland Drive (2001, Naomi Watts vs. Laura Elen Harring) could not have been more disappointed. Is it possible that Woody Allen, the director least likely to resort to cheap sensationalism, pulled a fast one on us?