Pink Narcissus

Breathtaking and outrageous erotic poem exploring the daydreams of a beautiful boy prostitute in the seclusion of his ultra-kitsch apartment.

Pink Narcissus is an unwavering celebration of the male body within a fantasy world of epic indulgence. The film, presented complete and uncut, is accompanied by a world exclusive filmed interview with the director James Bidgood.

Pink Narcissus is a breathtaking and outrageous erotic poem focussing on the daydreams of a beautiful boy prostitute who, from the seclusion of his ultra-kitsch apartment, conceives a series of interlinked narcissistic fantasies populated by matadors, dancing boys, slaves and leather-clad bikers.

The film was shrouded in mystery following its 1971 release, its creator credited only as ‘Anonymous’, and falsely attributed to filmmakers including Kenneth Anger and Andy Warhol, before being rediscovered and revealed as the work of artist and photographer James Bidgood. It was shot in a haphazard, piecemeal fashion between 1964 and 1970 on 8mm, mainly in Bidgood’s small apartment. Its cult status endures, as does adoration for its star, the gorgeous and enigmatic Bobby Kendall.

With its highly charged hallucinogenic quality, its atmosphere of lush decadence, and its explicit erotic power, Pink Narcissus is a landmark of gay cinema.

Special features

  • Exclusive, specially commissioned filmed 34-minute interview with James Bidgood by Brian Robinson, Programmer, London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.
  • Fully illustrated 17-page colour booklet including essays by filmmaker Richard Kwietniowski (Flames of Passion, Love and Death on Long Island) and author and journalist Rupert Smith; director biography and an original review from Interview Magazine.

Product information

    • Certificate

      18

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      65mins

    • Languages

      English

    • Subtitles

      English for the hard-of-hearing

    • Original aspect ratio

      01:33:01

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD620

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