I think July 12th, should become #NationalFakeAnOrgasmDay. After all, it was on this day that men across America learned that nearly all grown women have faked an orgasm during sex at least once. According to Nora Ephron (screenwriter) and Rob Reiner (director), during the first screening of When Harry Met Sally, the women in the audience were laughing wildly and the men were shocked into silence.
You’ve seen the scene, right?
The iconic scene takes place in Katz’s Deli. In celebration of the movie turning the big 3-0, Katz’s is hosting a fake orgasm contest on the 12th. They’re calling it I’ll Have What She’s Having. If you go to Katz’s, she had a plain turkey sandwich on white bread.
Which leads me to my list of…
3 Ways to Celebrate When Harry Met Sally:
- Enter the I’ll Have What She’s Having contest. If you’re in NYC, you could go to Katz’s Deli and fake your O just like Meg Ryan did. Or, if you can’t make it to the deli, you can fake your O online. Just tag your video with #katzsdeli #fakeitlikemeg #whenharrymetsally. The commenter with the most likes will win a When Harry Met Sally package of deli meats. They can deliver it anywhere.
- Order the When Harry Met Sally screenplay. It’s available in paperback (https://amzn.to/30xGvTb) and has a fantastic introduction written by Ephron, who, by the way, wrote the movie while in her mid-40s. In the introduction, she shares that the movie is about how men and women are different. Men don’t understand women and aren’t bothered by it. Women don’t understand men and want to figure men out, so they can do something about it.“Women are always trying to do something,” Ephron writes. “There are entire industries based on this premise, the most obvious one being the women’s magazines…‘Rub your thighs together when you walk,’ someone once wrote in Cosmopolitan magazine. ‘The squish-squish sound of nylon has a frenzying effect.’”Without our need to do, the blogging and influencing industries wouldn’t make much of a revenue. Please keep reading this blog in spite of that sentence ;-).
- Make Sally smile by having a chef salad with oil and vinegar on the side.
Then, follow up the meal by having an apple pie served warm a la mode with strawberry ice cream on the side.I baked an apple pie for the first time in my life just to celebrate this scene.I even followed Ephron’s sage advice from I Feel Bad About My Neck. In it she writes, “There’s no point in making pie crust from scratch.” So instead of making crust from scratch, I used Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust. It was so much easier and it’s dairy free.There wasn’t any coconut milk based strawberry ice cream options at the store, so I improvised. I chopped up five strawberries. Then, pulsed them in my mini food processor a few times. I scooped a ½ cup of So Delicious Vanilla Bean Coconutmilk Ice Cream into a bowl, mixed the two together, and put my concoction back into the freezer. One lesson from experience: take the strawberry coconutmilk ice cream out of the freezer and let it soften back up just a bit before heating the pie. It’s SO delish though! Oh my!
May I recommend listening to the soundtrack while you enjoy your meal? It’s available on Spotify.
I think it goes without saying that watching the movie is a must. Even better if you can cozy up and watch it with the one you love, or a few good friends. What’s your favorite When Harry Met Sally scene? I’d love to know! Let’s connect on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.