From Lily Wakefield’s article for Pink News:
Filmmaker and gay erotic photography pioneer James Bidgood has died aged 88 from complications related to COVID-19.
According to the New York Times, Bidgood passed away on Monday, 31 January, in Manhattan, New York.
Bidgood was the creator of the cult queer film Pink Narcissus, which visualises the sexual fantasies of a gay sex worker, and he released it anonymously in 1971.
He filmed the entire movie in his tiny New York City apartment over seven years, and it was only publicly revealed that he was the film’s director, writer, producer and cinematographer in the 1990s.