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Pink Narcissus (1971)

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

Director:

James Bidgood (as Anonymous)

Writer:

James Bidgood (as Anonymous)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Don Brooks Don Brooks ... Angel
Bobby Kendall Bobby Kendall ... Pan
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Storyline

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

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A unique experience in visual fantasy!

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

13 March 1993 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Розовый нарцисс See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,724, 26 December 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,231, 23 January 2000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shown in Paris for consecutive years, with a single weekly session. See more »


Soundtracks

Alexander Nevsky
Written by Sergei Prokofiev
Performed by unknown
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Classic Homoerotic Masterpiece
14 July 2003 | by robinpSee all my reviews

Before Pierre et Gilles, before David LaChapelle, before Jeff Koons, before the neo-Pop movement there was James Bidgood and Pink Narcissus. This art film will not please everyone -- not for the shoot 'em up, blow it up, special effects craving crowd with a short attention spans.

This film is art, not just entertainment. It moves slowly at it's own dream-like pace. It's iconic campy fantasy is unique and the precursor of the artists mentioned above. The Pink refers to the gay sensibility, the camp stance and the prettier than life advertising imagery. The Narcissus of the title refers to Kendall's obvious self-love and the obsessive quality of his fantasies: himself as a sexy matador, himself as a sexy Greek slave, himself as Beauty and a voyeur's delight. The searingly bright color adds to the dreamy feeling. This is eye candy for those who appreciate art and beauty-- confection for the mind. Rarely do high style and content meld as beautifully as in this film. There is no dialogue. It would probably ruin the dream. This film is a "must see" for anyone interested in contemporary art, the pre-Stonewall sensibility or the history of underground film.


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