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Pink Narcissus (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | 13 March 1993 (Japan)
An erotic poem set in the fantasies of a young male prostitute.

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An erotic poem set in the fantasies of a young male prostitute.

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A unique experience in visual fantasy!

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$27,000 (estimated)

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$1,724 (USA) (24 December 1999)

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$8,231 (USA) (21 January 2000)
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The film was entirely filmed in the director's tiny apartment, in Manhattan, New York City, using window dressing and costume designer props. Only three scenes were filmed later in a rented loft - the men's room, the Times Square, and the rainstorm scenes. See more »

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A Homoerotic Spectacle
2 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

PN is one of those films that even Roger Ebert runs across now and again that really defies categorization. It is a fantasy, a spectacle, a tour de force, an indulgences, a homoerotic cornucopia, idealized male sex. It's possible to see different emphases every time its viewed.

Is it a precursor to Fellini's "Satricon"? To "Midnight Cowboy"? A youth, Bobby Kendall, in a romantic idyll who sees his grubby hustling trade on NYC's as a Roman bacchanal, a prancing matador. Does Bobby really see the world in which he lives or does he choose not to see it? The unanswered mysteries and questions this film raises, despite its last minute snatching from the hands of its creator, make it a Mona Lisa of filmdom. Even if you don't like it, you'll be intrigued by it and want to talk about it. That's why it's worth viewing.


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