Browse our picks. Kong , and more. Watch the video. Not an adaptation of beat writer William S. Burrough's novel but a mix of biography and an interpretation of his drug- induced writing processes combined with elements of his work in this paranoid fantasy about Bill Lee, a writer who accidentally shoots his wife, whose typewriter transforms into a cockroach and who becomes involved in a mysterious plot in North African port called Interzone.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Burroughs' alter ego. Benway is one of the narrator's contacts with Islam Inc. He is a discredited surgeon who uses nonethical, sadomasochistic methods as a means to continue practicing mind-control and mental manipulation. He is seemingly without conscience, and displays no remorse or empathy for his disreputable ways.
It is an adaptation of William S. Burroughs ' novel of the same name , and an international co-production of Canada , Britain and Japan. Naked Lunch has since become a cult film , acclaimed for its surrealistic visual and thematic elements.