From Jason Adam’s article for MNPP:
The gay pioneer photographer and filmmaker James Bidgood died yesterday at the age of 89 and we here at MNPP mourn him! He only made one movie but what a goddamned movie — Pink Narcissus came out in 1971 after he filmed it for seven years confined to his apartment, although you’d never really guess it was all filmed inside a single apartment watching the thing, given how expansive he makes the miniature world of it. (And can this beauty be given a blu-ray release already?) The film was released anonymously because Bidgood felt his producers messed it up — he wasn’t tracked down as its maker until 2003.