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Alan Against AIDS

MTV & Trojan Condoms, oh cool, I found the video! Absent Abstinence



The Scotsman 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."


He also wrote an article for Newsweek, What is a gay icon?
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