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!
This would be a good title for a gay punk band.
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.