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Alan Cumming, safer sex, pro-condom

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Jul. 16th, 2009 | 11:00 pm
mood: giggly

Alan Cumming's made a wildly sex-positive anti-AIDS video: Absent Abstinence





The Scotsman has a transcript and some more great quotes:

[Alan] introduces a former lover and states: "This is Matt. We had sex once and it was really great. Then Matt started going out with Heather and we all had sex together once which was really nice. We would have done it again but they split up."

He then recounts how Heather was linked to a number of other sexual partners including Jeremy.

Cumming states: "Jeremy went on a kind of binge, having sex with Tray, Kyle, Angela and me.

"I'd already had sex with Tray and we had a lovely threesome with Gail.

"Tray then had sex with Matt. Remember him?"

The video, entitled "Absent Abstinence", then grows more sombre and the 44-year-old states: "Why am I telling you all of this? Well, one of us is HIV positive. Aids will kill you, you have to wear a condom."

"Wearing a condom means that you are respecting yourself and your partner and making the world a better place."

The actor who made his US breakthrough playing Emcee in an award-winning revival of the musical Cabaret then takes a swipe at the former Bush administration's advice on how to cut down on STDs, saying: "Abstinence is a policy made up by the absent minded.

"Abstain? Make stains more like. Please wear a condom and shag away."

The Aberfeldy-born star said he was only too happy to support the campaign.

He said: "My friend Ned Stresen-Reuter and I were asked to make a film for the website Evolve One, Evolve All. We had a lot of fun putting it all together and what is better than to make something that is fun and puts a positive message out there into the world?"

Cumming, a guest star in the hit series Sex and the City, also revealed he was teaming up with an American chat show queen to create a follow-up video.

He said: "Ned and I are making a little film about a new condom called Testacy. The lovely Ricki Lake and I are going to be in a 1950s musical style eulogy to this marvellous new edition to the Trojan condom range."


Alan also wrote an article for Newsweek, What is a gay icon?, with some interesting thoughts on fabulous ladies and queer culture.

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tweedle_

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from: tweedle_
date: Jul. 17th, 2009 06:09 am (UTC)
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That was brilliant. And very very sexy.

I keep thinking about this. It might actually get people thinking about the realities of being sexually active today. I hope we see it on mainstream TV or at least the music channels. It is such a refreshing outlook and hip and sexy enough to grab the attention of the kids.

Edited at 2009-07-17 06:53 am (UTC)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 19th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
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He really does walk the walk! Such a good guy.

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sister mary jillian holtzmann

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from: marginalia
date: Jul. 17th, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
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that article reminds me of a quote from daniel macivor (canadian actor/writer/director for whom i have much love):

"I’m much more comfortable with the label “queer” over “gay.” There is an inclusiveness in “queerness” that is lacking in the “gay” idea. My struggle and my journey seems to be about inclusiveness. “Gay” feels male while “Queer” feels human. My queerness allows me access to all humanity. First I’m a human. Well first I’m a Cape Bretoner but next I’m a human."

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 19th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
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That's the feeling I've been getting on vocabulary, from the outside.

Cape Bretoner -- completely cracks me up!

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The Snurgling Dapplehorse

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from: black_minorca
date: Jul. 17th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
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I now want to have happy queer babies with him. Our combined queerness would take over the world, you see?

*nodnod*

Love that man, far too much.

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illuins_lair

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from: illuins_lair
date: Jul. 19th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
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*wants to join in on the queer-babies*

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The Snurgling Dapplehorse

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from: black_minorca
date: Jul. 19th, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)
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*has a queer baby collective. In the Highlands. With added kaftans*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 19th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
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He is a great guy!

But your partner sounds like a lovely queer person, your kids would be awesome!

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The Snurgling Dapplehorse

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from: black_minorca
date: Jul. 19th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
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*eyes First Mate*

Are they allowed to be hairy skinheads?

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foxrafer

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from: foxrafer
date: Jul. 18th, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)
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That is truly brilliant. I hope it actually gets good air time.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 22nd, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
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It goes almost too fast for me, but I'm not the target audience ;-)

Reminds me how much I <3 lotrips, for making condom use completely standard and normal.

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Lilith

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from: lilithlotr
date: Jul. 19th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
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I love that man. What a brilliant ad

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 22nd, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
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He rocks!

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