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13 March 1993 (Japan) See more »
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An erotic poem set in the fantasies of a young male prostitute. | Add synopsis »
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Don Brooks ... Angel
Bobby Kendall ... Pan
Charles Ludlam ... Salesman / Bar owner / Blind man / Pizza maker / Hindu dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
James Bidgood  (as Anonymous)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Bidgood  (as Anonymous)

Produced by
James Bidgood .... producer (as Anonymous)
Cinematography by
James Bidgood (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Martin Jay Sadoff 
Art Direction by
James Bidgood (uncredited)
Music Department
Gary Goch .... musical director
Martin Jay Sadoff .... musical director
Other crew
Bill Graham .... financial assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Розовый нарцисс" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Pink Narcissus" - Brazil (imdb display title)
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65 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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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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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Classic Homoerotic Masterpiece, 14 July 2003
Author: robinp from Palm Springs, CA

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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