From Mark Garrison’s article for Star Observer:

James Bidgood, the cinematic auteur whose film Pink Narcissus became a classic of gay cinema, died Jan. 31 at his home in Manhattan.

Bidgood was 88 years old and passed away following complications related to Covid-19.

Pink Narcissus, a film chronicling the fantasies of a young gay hustler, has developed a cult following, despite Bidgood himself having disowned the film upon its release in 1971.

“It’s like I survived a train wreck and everybody else died and my name is associated with that disaster,” he had said.

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