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

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Classic Homoerotic Masterpiece
14 July 2003 | by (Palm Springs, CA) – See 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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