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    Pink Narcissus (1971) is mostly shot on 8 mm film with bright, otherworldly lighting and intense colors. Aside from its last, climactic scene, which was shot in a downtown Manhattan loft, it was produced in its entirety (including outdoor scenes) in James Bidgood’s small New York City apartment using window dressing and costume designer props. Only three scenes were filmed later in a rented loft – the men’s room, the Times Square, and the rainstorm scenes. It was filmed over a seven-year (from 1963 to 1970) period and ultimately released without the consent of the director, who therefore had himself credited as Anonymous. He said in an interview, “See, why I took my name off of it was that I was protesting, which I’d heard at the time that’s what you did..”