From the fourteen-page spread in Gleichlaut Magazin:
James Bidgood became known for his film, “Pink Narcissus,” which is still regarded as a landmark of gay artistic cinema.
Once Bidgood’s name was finally associated with the cult classic he created, his photographic work was reevaluated on terms of its aesthetic merit and historical impact. No longer regarded as simply lowbrow commercial pornography, Bidgood’s oeuvre is now recognized as a harbinger for gay aesthetics that followed. In 1999, Taschen printed a major monograph on Bidgood’s work, and “Pink Narcissus” was released on VHS in 2000 and DVD in 2003.