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Circuit party shut down by police after thousands of maskless men attend

circuit party in Rio de Janeiro

The circuit party was attended by 2,000 shirtless, maskless men. (G1)

A circuit party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was shut down by police and firefighters after thousands of maskless men attended as the city’s COVID cases soar.

The Festa Revolution gay circuit party took place on Tuesday (29 December) at Faro Beach Club in the city’s Leblon district, on the same day that coronavirus deaths in Rio de Janeiro alone reached more than 14,600.

Around 2,000 people were packed on the dance floor and partying without masks when police burst in to shut the event down, having received complaints that the event was violating COVID-19 rules.

According to GloboNews, the organisers, Revolution Party, had said that all coronavirus safety protocols would be followed when they advertised the event, but none of the participants were wearing masks.

Some members of the LGBT+ community were shocked by the event, with one sharing a video of the thousands of party-goers on Twitter and writing: “My God! Look at the Coronafest that is happening RIGHT NOW in Rio!

“Revolution by Rosane Amaral [the promoter]. Won’t anyone do anything?”

According to Diario do Rio, Rio City Hall said the event had not been authorised, and that it was found to have breached three rules; it did not have a health license, social distancing was not implemented and masks were not used.

Another unauthorised party at the same venue had to be shut down in November, and now Faro Beach Club could face losing its license and closing down, and well as having to pay fines.

Vox journalist Alex Abad-Santos shared a video of the party being shut down and wrote: “Not the police shutting down the rio circuit party.”

“For the record I love dancing with shirtless homos,” he added. “I can’t wait to hang out with everyone at the big homosexual dance party when we’re all vaccinated in 2021.”

Revolution Party, however, has insisted it did nothing wrong. Writing on Instagram, the circuit party organisers insisted: “Faro Beach Club has all the licenses imposed by responsible bodies to operate LEGALLY.

“It is absurd to question the legality of the house without hard evidence. The event followed the required sanitary protocols such as temperature measurement and availability of hand sanitiser.

“Our legal department is taking care of all the news that is based on fallacies and that do not align with the truth.”

I can see their minds short circuit throught the screen : actuallesbians

I can see their minds short circuit throught the screen

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His son died of a GHB overdose. Can a cop survive the drug & sex-fueled world of circuit parties? / Queerty

His son died of a GHB overdose. Can a cop

Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a rewatch.

The Elusive: 7 Minutes

This French thriller took us off guard earlier this year with its mix of drama, eroticism and intrigue. 7 Minutes follows Jean (Antoine Herbez), a  cop mourning the death of his party-boy gay son and his son’s boyfriend after a GHB overdose. A grieving Jean seeks out Fabien (Clement Naline), another circuit boy who knew the pair in hopes of finding some closure. Instead, Jean—who is straight—finds himself drawn into the circuit world of drugs, dance and wild sex. As Jean begins to experiment with GHB himself, his “investigation” becomes something far more sinister.

7 Minutes doesn’t pull punches when it comes to scandalous content. The film features extended scenes of graphic nudity, drug use and intense sex. Some viewers may find Jean’s actions inexplicable at a certain point–then again, that might be the whole point. The film doesn’t shy away from ambiguity. When Jean becomes addicted to gay sex himself, we’re meant to ask if he’s secretly gay, obsessed with his son, or just addicted to GHB. The movie lets audience members decide, right up until its non-ending. The finale doesn’t offer resolution or catharsis of any kind; rather, it just stops, leaving viewers with some very big questions they are meant to debate within themselves. Captivating, erotic and elusive, we recommend the film to viewers who need a bit of a palate cleanse from holiday sweetness, and to anyone mystified or repulsed by the world of circuit parties.

Streams on Amazon, iTunes & VUDU.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i28pk5ynuhk