Naked Lunch Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for Naked Lunch the Movie

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Whacked-out movie based on William S. Burroughs's autobiographical account of drug abuse, homosexuality, violence, and weirdness set in the drug-inspired land called Interzone. Hallucinogenic images are carried to the extreme: typewriters metamorphose into beetles, bloblike creatures with sex organs scurry about, and characters mainline insecticide. Some of the characters are clearly based on writers of the Beat generation, including Jane and Paul Bowles, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac.


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Available on VHS
Running time 117 minutes.
Originally from Canadian, British.

Cast and Crew

Hallucinations/Illusions, Drug Use & Abuse, Metamorphosis, Gays, Sexcapades, Books to Film: William Burroughs, Writers
David Cronenberg
Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider, Monique Mercure, Nicholas (Nick) Campbell, Michael Zelniker, Robert A. Silverman, Joseph Scorsiani
Peter Suschitzsky
David Cronenberg
Howard Shore
Jeremy Thomas


Genie 1992: Adapt. Screenplay, Art Dir./Set Dec., Cinematog., Director (Cronenberg), Film, Sound, Support. Actress (Mercure); N.Y. Film Critics 1991: Screenplay, Support. Actress (Davis); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1991: Director (Cronenberg), Screenplay.

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