Pink Narcissus (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Pink Narcissus (1971)





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Movie Info

Amidst the sumptuous pink satin, teenage beauty Bobby Kendall falls into a deep slumber of erotic reverie, entering the glorious realm of sexual fantasy--living in a dream world of fantastic colors, magnificent music, elaborate costumes and strikingly handsome men. He imagines himself as a Roman slave chosen by the emperor, as a triumphant matador vanquishing the bull, an innocent wood nymph gamboling in the woods, a harem boy in the tent of a sheik. But reality constantly intrudes through the depraved lives of the other street people, especially the visits from the johns. His narcissism is marred by one great fear--growing old and losing his looks.


Charles Ludlam
as Salesman / Bar owner / Blind man / Pizza maker / Hindu dance

Critic Reviews for Pink Narcissus

All Critics (4)

A bracing, gorgeous combination of beefcake images, artworld photography and experimental cinema that's essential for any true film fan.

April 4, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Pretentious tripe.

May 5, 2004 | Rating: 1/5

In addition to its intense, lyrical eroticism and fantastic beauty, the film evokes a genuine sense of sadness for its hero who remains the proverbial bird in a gilded cage.

August 21, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pink Narcissus


I am usually a fan of underground, experimental films but Pink Narcissus did not win me over. It has got a lot of colour set designs but it is shallow as hell, almost bored me to death.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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