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.