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'X-Men' & Gay Men

With Alan Cumming strolling down the blue carpet in his blue kilt (commando, we're told), the April 28 premiere of X2: X-Men United at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood had everyone celebrating the blues. And no one more so than Cumming and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, both of whom endured hours in makeup every day to transform into the film's blue-hued Nightcrawler and Mystique.

Romijn-Stamos brought along husband John, who confessed to finding ''blue makeup in strange places...but Rebecca never came home in the full outfit, even though that would have been totally hot.''

Two nights earlier, there was a little confusion over a carpet of a different color as the 14th Annual GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards got under way across the street from the premiere of Disney's Lizzie McGuire, starring Hilary Duff. ''I got dropped off at Lizzie McGuire by mistake,'' pouted Queer as Folk's out-of-breath Scott Lowell, arriving at last for the ceremony, which honored Christina Aguilera, The Hours, Six Feet Under, and Will & Grace. ''They had a pink carpet, so I figured it must be GLAAD, but everyone was 8 years old and probably hadn't been up late enough to see me taking my clothes off and doing things to other men.''

Originally posted May 09, 2003 Published in issue #709 May 09, 2003 Order article reprints
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