What Harry said to Sally
Published 02/07/2010 | 05:00
From pecan pie to platonic friendship and faking it -- does the logic of When Harry Met Sally still ring true 21 years later?
Harry: "You realise of course that we could never be friends."
Sally: "Why not?"
Harry: "What I'm saying is -- and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form -- is that men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way ... No man can be friends with a woman he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her."
Sally: "So you're saying that a man can be friends with a woman he finds unattractive?"
Harry: "No. You pretty much want to nail them too."
Sally: "What if they don't want to have sex with you?"
Harry: "Doesn't matter because the sex thing is already out there so the friendship is ultimately doomed and that is the end of the story."