Pink Narcissus (1971, James Bidgood)
Released anonymously, the film was rumored to be the creation of Kenneth Anger or Andy Warhol. Now considered a landmark in gay cinema, this low-budget labor of love by artist Bidgood - whose aesthetic influenced many (most famously Pierre et Gilles) - was part of his desire to “glorify the male form the way only the female body had been”.
West Berlin, 1965, Youths in a park
by Leonard Freed