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Great insult scenes.

This one is one of my favourites. It's not entirely clear if Mozart is trying to be a cunt or if he's earnest, but his, "the rest is just the same, isn't it?" followed by, "that doesn't really work, does it?.....better? What do you think?" is fabulously bitchy.

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by Anonymousreply 4211/21/2020

Ginger Rogers in this scene from "Vivacious Lady." Still makes me laugh.

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by Anonymousreply 111/14/2020

Slightly OT, but I saw something on MSNBC that this reminds me of.

Katie Tur, anchor, and Kate Bedington of the Biden team, after Bedington said clearly she could not reveal any names of possible cabinet nominees.

Tur: (passive aggressive smile): Can we expect the president-elect's cabinet nominations to include some household names?

Bedington: (bigger smile): Well, I guess that depends on your household.

Me: This sounds like 1940s movie dialogue between the ex-wife and the new girlfriend.

by Anonymousreply 211/14/2020

Cher’s takedown of Jack Nicholson in Witches of Eastwick is fun

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by Anonymousreply 311/14/2020

[R1] thanks for sharing that!!!

by Anonymousreply 411/14/2020

OP Tom Hulce was so cute then - too bad he turned into a huge fatty.

by Anonymousreply 511/14/2020

Who ya hidin' from, Helen?

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by Anonymousreply 711/14/2020

The Money Pit insults were fun

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by Anonymousreply 811/14/2020

Three insults in under 20 seconds.

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by Anonymousreply 911/14/2020

I haven't heard anything about him in ages, R5. I take it he's still alive?

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by Anonymousreply 1111/14/2020

15+ minutes of insults from VEEP.

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by Anonymousreply 1211/14/2020

This "scene" from Graham Norton with Dame Maggie Smith. RE: Americans, "I don't go anywhere they can get at me. It's usually at art galleries or museums, so that limits it." BURN!

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by Anonymousreply 1311/14/2020

R13 I always read him as just being mischievous.

by Anonymousreply 1411/14/2020

Apologies, R13 I meant my comment for OP!

I think his lack of cuntiness made Salieri even angrier!

by Anonymousreply 1511/14/2020

One insult from [italic]Heartburn[/italic] that I liked. The husband (Nicholson) had an affair which is supposedly over. He's angry that his wife (Streep) has been spreading gossip about the ex. Streep threatens tell her if she something something something, "I'll tell people she has a social disease, and I don't mean her usual climbing."

It was just such a bitchy wife thing to say.

by Anonymousreply 1611/14/2020

Every Julia Sugarbaker monologue in every episode of Designing Women

by Anonymousreply 1711/14/2020

Bobby Cannavale's Gyp Rosetti laying into his competitors.

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by Anonymousreply 1811/14/2020

“Who bothered to spawn you, and why?”

“Every day, I buy and sell people like you.”

“I got this, Chubby; I can do two things at once.”

"If I wanted to date Sasquatch, I'd call your mother."

“The wolfman said he'd come for you, and I said ‘ok.’”

“What did your Mom do when you came out? Did she scream?”

“This is the greatest present I ever had in my life, that I never wanted, EVER.”

"What you need is to shut up. Or, it's gonna be hell week all rolled up into one night, all up in here."

“How are you gonna ride a ten speed with no freakin’ legs? You're just gonna bust the ass that you don't have.”


“I wasn’t talking to you.” “Good, ‘cause I wasn’t listening to YOU.”

“God made me in his own image.” “Does he stink like you, too?”


“Will this hurt him?” “It shouldn’t.” “Then WHY are we DOING IT?”

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by Anonymousreply 1911/15/2020

Terence Stamp's reply to the butch bogan woman in Priscilla QOTD is probably my all time fave:

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by Anonymousreply 2011/15/2020

R15 I agree - A is enjoying himself and making suggestions for the sake of improving the composition; his talent is next level and at that moment they all understand that fact. S chooses to seethe with anger/jealousy because he gives into ego. He’s playing himself in this scene

by Anonymousreply 2111/15/2020

R21 Exactly! He’s crass but innocent and only focused on improving the music.

by Anonymousreply 2211/15/2020

Roger, at Cornell University they have an incredible piece of scientific equipment known as the tunneling electron microscope. Now, this microscope is so powerful that by firing electrons you can actually see images of the atom, the infinitesimally minute building blocks of our universe. Roger, if I were using that microscope right now... I still wouldn't be able to locate my interest in your problem. Thank you for your call.

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I loved Amadeus as a kid. HUGE crush on Tom Hulce.

It wasn’t the wig, makeup and heels because I also loved him in Animal House...

by Anonymousreply 2511/15/2020

This is the greatest insult take-down scene of all time and it was even real life instead of drama.

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by Anonymousreply 2611/15/2020

R22 Yup! I haven’t seen this movie since it first came out, but he is childlike and joyful in this scene. He is humble here or at least unaware of his genius. I think it’s time for a rewatch!

by Anonymousreply 2711/15/2020

There was some series about 1940s movie stars on TCM (?) I think was called The Backlot . It was hilarious and short lived sadly . I rememeber one scene where a 40ish year old actress told another woman "IVE got the body of a 25 year old" and the woman responded "You better give it back,youre wrinkling it" ! I looked for hours and either I remember the shows name wrong or where it was shown .

by Anonymousreply 2811/15/2020

"That's all."

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by Anonymousreply 2911/15/2020

And THAT is why I've never watched "The Devil Wears Prada." What a bunch of unlikeable, awful people. And Anne Hathaway.

by Anonymousreply 3011/16/2020

I know it's more of the same "Dorothy is ugly/manly", but it's a favorite.

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by Anonymousreply 3111/16/2020

My favorite insult in Amadeus is when the Emperor offends Mozart by telling him that he needs to cut a few notes from his opera, and Mozart snaps back, “Which few did you have in mind, Majesty?”

by Anonymousreply 3211/16/2020

The greatest verbal smackdown in movie history: rooftop scene from The Great Beauty. Even better if you speak Italian, the subtitles aren't perfect.

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by Anonymousreply 3311/16/2020

From Succesion: Logan Roy telling his son Roman to tone down his laughter because "We didn't get you from a hyena farm".

by Anonymousreply 3411/17/2020

Totally off topic, but my partner has gone on and on and on about Amadeus for years. I finally watched it a while back. For once, my partner is correct. An absolute gem of a movie.

by Anonymousreply 3511/17/2020

Tidbits from OP's link to film "Amadeus".

Tom Hulce truly does laugh way he did in film.

Jeffrey Jones (who played the emperor) liked to diddle young boys and was arrested on child porn charges.

Group of friends and I were dancing at Roxy late one Saturday night and who should I bump into but Jeffrey Jones (he was with some young Asian boy). At once I shouted "Too Many Notes..." and he cracked up laughing..."

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by Anonymousreply 3611/17/2020

[quote] (quietly, with tear-filled eyes) "I just can't imagine how incredibly painful it must be, to be you."

- Michelle Williams as Ruby, in PROZAC NATION

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by Anonymousreply 3711/21/2020

I can’t find a clip, but in The Barefoot Contessa (1954) some boozy starlet looks at Ava Gardner and says, “What’s she got that I ain’t got?” A woman (Bogart’s wife?) says, “What you’ve got you used to have, and what she’s got you couldn’t spell.”

by Anonymousreply 3811/21/2020

Are they playing music Salieri had actually composed? If so, it’d a great contrast to the Mozart character’s improvisation.

by Anonymousreply 3911/21/2020

R38, is that the same character who says, “ I’m a tramp?”

by Anonymousreply 4011/21/2020

In the film, The Fountainhead” Ellsworth Toohey asks Howard Roark what he thinks of him. “But I don’t think of you,” Roark replies.

by Anonymousreply 4111/21/2020

There’s a great moment in Veep where Selina Meyer takes down a congresswoman who had reversed her promised vote. It went in at length and crescendoed like an aria

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