in about 100 words or less
Canada/UK/US/Japan 115m, Colour
Director: David Cronenberg; Cast: Peter Welle, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider
Naked Lunch is a surreal trip into the drug induced world of creative writing. This is a bizarre film that was inspired by the life and writings of William S. Burroughs, and most notably, his 1959 novel of the same name about a junkie who ends up writing Naked Lunch in a dreamlike place known as the Interzone. Interweaving both story and the creative process, Naked Lunch (the film) is more about Burroughs the author, than about his novel, which essentially serves as a plot device allowing viewers to peer into a very disturbing place: the combined minds of David Cronenberg and William S. Burroughs (Klaus Ming October 2016).