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Not coming out until he was almost 35, he still had time attending porn theaters in Texas when he decided to go to California and make better movies.
Landing in L.A., he searched out the "gay areas." After telling a guy he met at the French Market that he wanted to make gay films, the guy helped him find performers, headed to the guy's apartment and filmed A Married Man. His stage name was taken from Edward Higgins, one of the credits for that film. The movie ended up having to be sold for a small amount of money so Higgins almost gave up the business. However, a theater owner liked it enough to encourage him to continue and Boys of Venice was next.
Boy of Venice was begun on film left over from A Married Man. The film was Higgins' first to include public street shots which became a trademark of his. Another trademark was trying to film at an angle that would allow the camera to see both the cum shot and the facial expression at the same time.
Higgins did not like working with scripts because thing would always go wrong and you had better be ready to adapt. He started breaking the filming into two day to make it less taxing. The still shots were the second day and then he decided to do extra motion shots to cover the failures from the first day.
His earliest films are famous for filming slim young things and slow motion cum shots. He later moved to eastern Europe to take up videoing the many willing uncut cock artists from the collapsed Soviet empire, using the name Wim Hof.
"Scott's Hot!" Skinflicks Vol. 1 No. 1 1980 pg. 36 (Interview)
Heremy Hughes. "Blue Moviemaker William Higgins Talks!" Skin Vol. 2 No. 3 1981 pg. 18 (Interview)
John Roberts. "Terry LeGrand: Candid Filmmaker" Studflix Vol. 1 No. 1 1982 pg. 12 (Essay)
"Higgins' Talent Scout Confesses!" Just Men Vol. 1 No. 3 1982 pg. 18 (Essay)
"Studflix Behind the Scenes" Studflix Vol. 2 No. 1 1983 pg. 32 (Notes)
Troy McKenzie. "The Legacy of Kip Noll" Manshots Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar. 1989 pg. 18 (Essay)
"Quick Takes" Skinflicks Vol. 9 No. 2 Mar. 1989 pg. 12 (Notes)
Doug Richards. "Behind the Camera: Costello Presley" Manshots Vol. 2 No. 2 Oct. 1989 pg. 6 (Interview)
Rolf Hardesty. "Reviewing the Troops Part II" Manshots Vol. 2 No. 6 Mar. 1990 pg. 19 (Essay)
Stan Ward. "A Look at the All-American Jock Image in Gay Erotica" Manshots Vol. 3 No. 1 Oct. 1990 pg. 26 (Essay/Pictures)
Jerry Douglas. "Behind the Camera: William Higgins" Manshots Vol. 3 No. 2 Dec. 1990 pg. 6 (Interview)
Jerry Douglas. "Behind the Camera: Chet Thomas" Manshots Vol. 5 No. 1 Oct. 1992 pg. 10 (Interview)
Jerry Douglas. "Jaguar Productions Part 2" Manshots Vol. 8 No. 7 Jul. 1996 pg. 10 (Essay)
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