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Circuit (2001)



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A man hoping to move out of the closet falls into a trap of drug-fueled hedonism in this cautionary drama. John (Jonathan Wade Drahos) is a police officer from a small town who is forced to leave his career behind when it is discovered that he's gay. Hoping to find more tolerant surroundings, John moves to West Hollywood and rents an apartment with Nina (Kiersten Warren), an old friend from his high school days. One night, John attends a party where he meets Hector (Andre Khabazzi), an attractive hustler with whom he quickly strikes up a relationship. Hector is a regular on the L.A. party circuit, and John soon falls in with him, but the endless barrage of music, drugs, and anonymous sex proves more than John can handle, and he soon develops a dangerous dependence on amphetamines. William Katt, Nancy Allen, and Bruce Vilanch also appear in the supporting cast. Circuit had its premiere at the 2001 L.A. Outfest, a festival devoted to gay and lesbian-themed films.
R (for pervasive strong sexual and drug content, and for language)
Drama , Gay & Lesbian
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Bruce Vilanch
as Stage Manager
Randal Kleiser
as Bobby's Doctor
Stanton Schnepp
as Andy French
Nancy Allen
as Louise
Jeremy Hirst
as Blue Party Band
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Critic Reviews for Circuit

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (10)

Like most movies about the pitfalls of bad behavior ... Circuit gets drawn into the party.

Full Review… | September 13, 2002
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Like Showgirls and Glitter, the most entertaining moments here are unintentional.

Full Review… | September 9, 2002
Boston Globe
Top Critic

It's too soap opera-ish to carry the heavy weight of the morality play Shafer has fashioned.

July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Kitschy, flashy, overlong soap opera.

June 14, 2002
Seattle Times
Top Critic

A sudsy cautionary tale.

Full Review… | June 13, 2002
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Mostly, Shafer and co-writer Gregory Hinton lack a strong-minded viewpoint, or a sense of humor.

Full Review… | June 1, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Circuit


Be warned, this is not for the squeamish. This raw and true to form story of being a Circuit boy, is shocking and beautifully filmed with some gorgeous men.

Bobby Steele
Bobby Steele

Not much of a plot here, just a gay excuse to string together a bunch of soft porn and drugs into an pointless story that is not even interesting. Badly directed, the acting is fair at best.

James Higgins
James Higgins

This is an interesting movie. I wish it were exaggerating the circuit life, but I suspect not. Fortunately, the circuit does not represent all of gay life or all gay men.

Glen Shrope
Glen Shrope

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