Hi, does anyone have a link to the whole video of the guys who are watching television when Princess Diana is reported dead? I'd like to send it to someone. I tried searching here and on youtube and the only thing I can find is a 6 second clip of the one guy screaming. I'd like to find the whole thing.
I love the reaction of the friend who looks like he's going to laugh after the screaming queen goes off. He has to cover his mouth. Funny.
This is why they hate us.
This would make a great play, ala "Boys In The Band". C'mon you Broadway queens, write it; we don't need another revival of Grease.
Go fuck yourself R4.
Sadly, from some of the asshole-ish comments on that YouTube video, in some cases R4 is correct. Is it really 2011 ?? Still so many creeps around.
I can't believe it's been almost 15 years. God, time goes by.
How many of you did the Scream?
r9, so true!
For the life of me, I still don't understand why so many gay men got so worked up over her death. She was pretty but certainly not beautiful. She had no effect at all on our lives. She had no real talent.
I guess it's the soap opera-like aspects to her life.
I Heart R12
Marry me, please!
Why can't I have friends like this? I bet that guy squeals like a stuck pig when he's being fucked.
Also, where is the comfort sex?
"How many of you did the Scream?"
I did that very same night when I got a message from Bally's Vegas saying Liza had canceled for the following weekend. I screamed like a seven year old girl being stabbed.
Oh, and then Diana died.
I love that later in the video the one who screams is being held by his friend or partner as he holds a hand over his mouth.
It's a little morbid but that video never gets old. Hahahahha
I didn't manage to see this video the first time around, but I remember people talking about it. The guy stifling a laugh is pretty funny, but it's still a weird video in some respects - nice as a time capsule, but who's filming and why does he focus on the one really affected friend - hoping for a repeat of the scream, maybe?
Some top-quality pearl-clutching on display in this video.
R12 People identified with her on a number of levels.
Plus, she was well respected for doing so much charity work. She could have lived the jet set life and done nothing after leaving the Palace. But she truly cared about helping people. Hence "The People's Princess"
Someone should write a play surrounding the circumstances of this video. It seems like there is a lot going on with these people, and death of Princess Di has brought the drama to a head!
What a tremendous idea, R24.
A 'Tale of The Unexpected', maybe.
Does anyone know any of the guys in this infamous video?
Was it ever explained why they were sitting around playing cards and being videotaped?
That's not the original video, it's a poor copy re-uploaded.
[quote] Is it really 2011 ?? Still so many creeps around.
Yeh...and we aint goin nowhere.
My favorite bit (besides the scream):
Queen 1: "It has CHANGED. 'Princess Diana SERIOUSLY injured.' They've added the word 'seriously'. That's not good."
Queen 2 (off-camera): "In other words, her face got it."
All you idiot queens laughing about her death
deserve to die a slow and painful death!
Oh, pull the stick out, R32--no one's laughing at Diana's death, merely the over-the-top and very campy YouTube video.
R32 is my FAVORITE type of DL poster - the VOICE OF GOD THE MARY! She knows just how you deserve to die and where you deserve to suffer for all eternity because you offend her taste and discretion.
Never mind that presuming to judge in such a way - if she's a Christian - breaks the First Commandment and is a mortal sin, and - if she's gay - it breaks the commandment of camp, revealing her as a hissy cunt wearing a sauce of her own petulance-and-bile-inspired diarrhea in her foolish inability to understand absurd humor.
Thanks, Doll. But (sniff, sniff) you stink.
r32...the posters are not making fun of Diana at all, it's the guy in the video screaming like an older woman.
What I've always wondered, R24, is how the screaming queen reacted afterwards when he saw the video and realized his friend was struggling not to laugh at him. Possibly he took it in stride, but I suspect he was in high dudgeon. They should have taped the follow-up tears and recriminations for the sequel.
I want to know what happened to each of these fellows in the years since and if they're still partners and friends. And screamers.
I agree, R37. They should film a YouTube Reunion Special, where we see them today watching the original video. There should be a split screen during the moment of the scream and the stifled laugh, showing their reactions watching themselves.
Wow, that really IS like something out of BOYS IN THE BAND. That screaming queen had advanced Leonard Frey-face. Totally terminal.
The screamer is why they hate us.
No one hates us, R40. But that kind of talk is why sensible people, gay or straight, hate you.
It makes me wish there was a whole series of "Gay Reactions to Breaking World Events" videos.
I'd love to know what was said in the TV room of a NYC bathhouse while 9/11 was going on.
Is R12 serious, or being facetious? Don't you know that Diana was the first notable public person to be seen even TOUCHING an AIDS patient?
In metaphysical circles, Diana''s energy was of the same as the Virgin Mary's. It created a psychic shockwave through this plane as well as other planes.
R42, I remember on 9/11 a friend of mine was all over eBay because no one was remembering to bid on items. He said he made out like a bandit. He also had sex a couple times because there were so many freaked out people in those M4M chat rooms that AOL used to have.
Classy, r45. Your friend is a real catch, uh huh!
Thank you r43. I'm shocked at how many people don't connect her with humanizing AIDS. The early 80s were simply unimaginable. As a human, you have an obligation to try to understand that history. As a gay human, it is inexcusable for you to not educate yourself.
r47, I guess you had to be there. I guess you had to see your dearest friends and lovers WASTING AWAY and suffering unimaginable pain in the face of a hopeless deadly pandemic, one that was met with fear and loathing, to understand the BALLS it took to stand up and show some compassion and LOVE as Diana did. Guess you had to be there. The vacuous generation of queers now have the audacity to MOCK those days? Unreal. Simply unbelievable.
[quote]I remember on 9/11 a friend of mine was all over eBay because no one was remembering to bid on items.
I was pissed that day because QVC went off the air just as I was about to buy this tourmaline and diamond dinner ring I'd been coveting for a couple of days.
r47 and r48 are hysterics. Diana's life, like her death, meant NOTHING to thinking and conscious people. Her connection to AIDS and gay people is history being misremembered. Fact.
Thank you R1. This video is my favorite ever, and was also the subject of my favorite DL thread ever!
I can't laugh cuz I too cried like a baby, when Princess Di died.
But this guy's scream is hella funny.
A few random thoughts.
First, I just watched this again, listening to it with a headset on my laptop. I think I've suffered partial hearing loss from the scream because I forgot to turn down the volume.
Which one screamed? Never figured that one out.
Linden Soles (plastic man on CNN). That's a WEHT if ever there was one. Sort of good looking in a Madame Tussauds kind of way.
Barefoot guy. Cute. I'd do him.
Finally, on that fateful night. I was sitting for hours in a cold jacuzzi talking to a friend about his troubled relationship. Talked for hours. It was the desert in August so it actually felt refreshing. The water, not the conversation. That was exhausting.
Finally made it home, turned on CNN and learned that Diana had died. Shocking, unexpected and so sad.
Checked my voice mail. Ballys Las Vegas called. Liza has canceled for next weekend. That's when I screamed like a little girl.
I've mentioned this here before, but I still have not recovered from the cancellation.
I always thought the guy was screaming in an intentional over the top way, not out of horror.
Has anyone noticed/mentioned the back of his hand-over his mouth-horror movie scream face he does once he lands on the couch with blonde guy comforting him?
He is covering his gaping mouth with the back of his hand.
This is why England can't have nice things.
Still one of the funniest things on YouTube: After the queen SCREAMS at the news of the death, the guy who said "Princess Diana DEAD!" almost bursts into giggles at the Mary!ness of his friend's reaction, and manages to restrain himself out of respect.
I LOVE that guy, R66!!!! His face is so funny. And you just know he knows he will get in "trouble" with the group for laughing.
I'm with R38 and R42. I'd love to see more videos like this.
Although I know I would probably react like the friend who instinctively laughs as I tend to laugh when I'm nervous, I love that the other friend next to him immediately comforts the screamer. And then a different friend/boyfriend holds the screamer as they sit on the couch, later in the video.
His is the definitive expression of "clutching the pearls". He looks like he's shaking his head and mumbling, "If she doesn't make it, I-I just don't know I'm gon- whah-Uh-OHHH!!"
Funny that somebody would film all that with their trusty camcorder.
I don't doubt that that video is real, but why would they record themselves watching the news? (they didn't know she was dead at first) Some might stick a tape into the VCR and record the news itself, but recording yourself watching it? I'm glad they did though, just for that scream.
Laugh every time I watch it ...especially the one friend's side eye to the screamer ....
And here's the funny thing, at the Diana Dead moment (OOO-AAAH!) the cameraman still seems to carry on filming them as if he's not even interested, the camera doesn't spin back to the TV or anything.
There seems to be two parts to the scream, an initial whooo, followed by a shrill aaaaa.
This never fails to crack me up. I want to make it my ringtone.
I'd love to know what happened to all of those guys.
I can see my unanswered questions from earlier in the thread. I'd LOVE to know what happened to this group of friends and where they are now,
The scream is really the uppermost example of the MARY!est moment ever recorded.
Which one of you is that SCREAMER??? Fess up.
They need to do a club dub of this.
Omg. I laughed so hard. Can't believe I've never seen this. Sending it to my friends that I was with the night she died. We were in a bar making terrible jokes about it. Its how we deal with tragedy. Its what we do.
I'm with R95. I really want to find these guys and see how their lives have turned out. Any DL ideas how to do it?
The screamer looks older than the rest. Looks like a group of younger guys took him in as their friend. Sweet. But he was soooo nelly:
'Look. They've added the word SERIOUSLY.
This is not good.
Not good at ALL.'
OMG the one at R89 is even funnier. Those gurrrrrls lose their SHIT when the finalists are announced.
This vid makes me smile every time I see it. I'd love to know where those guys are today.
The one looks like Buddy Cole from Kids In The Hall!
[quote]Does anyone know any of the guys in this infamous video?
Click "all comments" and search for the term "datalounge". It's apparently someone close to us.
This thread is hilarious.
The first vid looks like the series of (very) amateur gay porn videos shot around ATL in the 90's.
Link us to that r105
[quote] Click "all comments" and search for the term "datalounge". It's apparently someone close to us.
It mentions someone who either was, or claimed to be, an admin here, but I think that was a joke....I don't think it's him (but DLers who have more time here than me may disagree).
Why do you think they decided to record themselves watching this? The recording starts before her death is reported.
R96 Fortunately no one was filming me when I was told my great-grandmother had died. I was only a little boy.
[quote] It mentions someone who either was, or claimed to be, an admin here, but I think that was a joke....I don't think it's him (but DLers who have more time here than me may disagree).
You're right. Read the comments in this shortened version of the video. When someone claims that the screamer is the DataLounge webmaster, someone else replies, "No it's not. These people are my friends, and it was recorded in Iowa."
[quote] someone claims that the screamer is the DataLounge webmaster
And "a drunkard"
You get a sense that the silence in the room is not so much shock at her death but awkward embarrassment at the friend's over dramatic reaction.
She was the first well known person to touch an AIDS patient in the hospital. She was an AIDS activist in 1989, the height of the plague. With all the drama she went through in her personal life, the constant ridicule and contempt, and the tabloid fodder it all became, I will always respect her tremendously for this.
[quote]She was the first well known person to touch an AIDS patient in the hospital.
I'm sure the doctors assured her she wouldn't catch anything
Clearly, you don't understand the time, R114. What she did wasn't trivial. It meant alot, to alot of people.
Diana visited AIDS patients and touched and hugged them at a time when AIDS hysteria was at its peak, gay men were pariahs and most public figures didn't want to be associated with anything involving AIDS. What Diana did at the time was not the "popular" thing to do, at all. But she didn't care about popular opinion and did the right thing. That's the one thing I also always remember about her.
R116 most public figures didn't want to be associated with anything involving AIDS.
Why not? Wasn't it just the more bigoted and ignorant who were unsympathetic to AIDs victims and blamed gays for it?
Actually, most people acted that way when they heard the news, Mary or not. It was surprising.
And Diana visited those AIDS patients when the Queen had expressly forbade her to do so. It was ballsy of Di from many angles.
Thank you, R116 (lump in my throat). R117, it's almost impossible to describe the shunning that AIDS patients endured. Not only to be sick, but on top of that to be treated like you were contagious and despicable. You really had to be there, I guess. It was a time like we've never seen since. Not to be a nick picker, but it is AIDS, not AIDs. The "S" stands for Syndrome. It is not a pluralization.
So now, people might understand why some "dizzy queen" might scream when they heard she was killed. She helped, at a time when nobody else would, and people loved and respected her for that.
r121 if he had just said "oh no" with great concern, no one would have a problem with it. It's the WAY he does it.
I understand, R122. It is comical, for sure. Not trying to preach too much - just giving some additional background. It wasn't ALL about her fashion sense. :)
We all gasped, but I guess different people handle it in different ways...
R122 He just makes a very funny noise. Apart from that, his reaction isn't much different from the way a lot of British people reacted. I don't think he's acting silly, he just happens to be rather camp.
Yes R121. I know for a fact the very first thought he had was 'She touched an AIDS patient. I must give a nelly scream'.
AIDS was/is horrible. She was very kind
That, in no way, takes away from the hilarity of this clip.
On a serious nite, you might want to get that lump in your throat checked out by a Dr.
Could be cancer.
R126, see R123. Duh.
If another gay guy had to stifle a laugh when that guy screamed, a typical heterosexual teenage boy would totally piss themselves if they were in that room.
Another scream you'll feel guilty for laughing at.
Diana was the last Britain has seen of glamour and fabulousness. She loved the gays and eviscerated the royal family. What's not to love?
why heterosexual, r128?
omg the "sky so blue" comment on YouTube
Which one of you bitches wrote that?
R128 Because many heterosexual teenage boys thinks homosexuality is ridiculous. Duh.
R131 I mean.
I haven't seen this in years. I'm am crying right now from laughing.
If you believe that the AIDS cruelty was just the most "bigoted" reaction, google
"Ryan White" and see what an entire rural town did to a teen boy who was HIV+ from a blood transfusion.
Diana will always have my heart (as will Dame Liz Taylor) for their treatment of men with AIDS when it was not only unfashionable, but unthinkable.
[quote]Because many heterosexual teenage boys thinks homosexuality is ridiculous. Duh.
But there's nothing about homosexuality in the reaction. Are you trying to push the usual BS propaganda associating same sex attraction with effeminacy?
This photograph of Diana shaking hands with a man who had AIDS went all over the world and was big news at the time. It was the first time a public figure was seen touching a person with AIDS and it received a tremendous amount of attention at the time.
[quote]But there's nothing about homosexuality in the reaction.
Oh, for crying out loud. Various people already called him a "queen" in this thread. Only a very camp man would make a noise like that.
What are you, some kind of moron r139? read r137 again.
Please! Diana was not the first famous person to touch AIDS patients. Liz Taylor and Elizabeth Montgomery and Whoopi Goldberg did it before her.
[quote]Are you trying to push the usual BS propaganda associating same sex attraction with effeminacy?
That's exactly what he was doing. As is r139.
She was the most internationally recognized, thought, R141.
Liz was an international star as far back as the '50s, before Diana was even born. She may not have been a movie star by the '80s, but she was still pretty iconic and a living legend.
Boy, that creature who started posting at R108 and culminated in R139 sure can't stop the shit, can she?
Her interpretations of history, her understanding of gay-male actions and her horrible comments about not wanting anyone recording her - him, excuse me, as I see it was once a little boy - all show not only a shallow and busy-mouthed nitwit, but one whose mouth cannot quiet itself.
No - Not only a "very camp man" would make that noise. No - projecting your stupidity on teenage boys doesn't reflect cognizance of teenage boys - but it's your apparent need to bring it up irrelevantly that causes offense. No - you don't know how British people reacted the moment they heard the news. No - you don't know what "camp" means.
No - you aren't as smart as you think you are. Shut up unless you want to continue to negatively entertain with your shit. And, of course, we know you do and assume you will. You're that kind of asshole, aren't you, asshole?
Note, too, that the smirker also was overtaken in the moment, and the smirk - from the fellow who announced the death to the group - was as much caught with the heightened emotion as tickled by the outburst of his friend. The smirker immediately became solemn and his eyes teared, after covering his face. It was just a big night for them all - with a camera running.
But "the Princess Diana Scream" is a wonderful term!
[quote]her horrible comments about not wanting anyone recording her - him, excuse me, as I see it was once a little boy
R109 was just a joke. Notice it's by "Charles" ie. Prince Charles, whose great-grandmother was Queen Mary. Now do you understand?
[quote]No - Not only a "very camp man" would make that noise.
Who else would, a woman with a very deep voice? OK, maybe it's possible a straight man could make such a noise, but only if, say, he got his balls caught on barbed wire.
[quote]No - you don't know how British people reacted the moment they heard the news.
Well I am British and I can remember when it happened.
[quote]No - you don't know what "camp" means.
I don't? So what does it mean?
[quote]OK, maybe it's possible a straight man could make such a noise, but only if, say, he got his balls caught on barbed wire.
Here we go with more attempts to equate same-sex attraction with embarrassing prissiness. You really are on a mission aren't you?
R148 When did I claim ALL gay men are like the man in the video? I know they're not all like that, but SOME ARE! OK?
[quote]The smirker immediately became solemn and his eyes teared, after covering his face.
He didn't tear up and he didn't cover his face. He brought his fist to his mouth after smirking if only to stifle a laugh.
[quote]When did I claim ALL gay men are like the man in the video? I know they're not all like that, but SOME ARE! OK?
Not OK. Your very clear point was that ONLY a gay guy would do that. You made it absolutely clear in r148's quote that a straight guy wouldn't do it.
I can't imagine a straight man screaming like that over the death of someone he's never met.
Not saying it couldn't happen, just that I can't imagine it.
r152, the correct answer is:
An effeminate straight man, yes. An effeminate gay man yes.
A normal gay or straight man, no.
When have you ever seen an effeminate straight man?
All the time r154. But your agenda of trying to link effeminacy with same sex attraction would lead you to lie and claim they're gay.
Oh come on people, trannies and effeminates and such are neither gay nor straight. The go in the gender disordered category.
r157, I distinctly read r156 to say "trannies OR effeminates."
I once had an online exchange with the guy who filmed this. Very sweet...and naive.
I think he was totally surprised that he got a ton of homophobic messages.
Diana was the most beloved human being in the history of mankind!
I don't think he screamed for the camera. I think they were all sitting around playing cards and the camera was there. The TV was on and when CNN announced Diana had been in a car accident, the camera man grabbed the video and started taping the reactions. It happens all of the time now (look thru FB or instagram).
The guy was trying to catch his friend's reactions to the news. And did he! The Scream heard 'round the world!
This is the greatest thing since the wheel. I laugh every time I watch it.
Can you believe it's getting close to 20 YEARS since Diana died? It just doesn't seem possible that so much time has passed.
R162 But back then it would have been more unusual. The internet was in its early days, there was no Youtube, uploading/downloading a video of that length would have been less than convenient.
I'm not suggesting it's fake at all, it's just funny how they decided to film it (they didn't know she was dead at first) and the cameraman didn't suddenly turn to look at the TV at the "Princess Diana dead" moment.
Please, R165, they were auditioning for bit parts in the Lifetime made for TV movie!
I'm surprised Law and Order: Criminal Intent didn't do a "Ripped from the Headlines" episode playing up the murder conspiracy theory. Maybe they did, and I missed it. Whatever.......
I didn't cry for Diana but I did when they took my yacht away. Damn you, Tony and Gordon.