Friday, May 27, 2011

#18: Naked Lunch (1991)

The fusion of perhaps the strangest book ever written turned into cinema by perhaps the strangest director ever to make a movie (David Cronenberg of Videodrome fame) has bequeathed to us what essentially amounts to a Rorschach test of a movie, whose plot is every bit as open to interpretation as an ink blot spilled on a white card.  After an exterminator manages to become addicted to the chemical he uses to kill bugs, he accidentally kills his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot (orchestrated by giant bugs) in an islamic part of a town in Africa.  He receives the good news from his bug agent.  Said agent is a wrinkly vagina with beetle wings.  Enough said.

1 comment:

  1. Haha whoa I need to check this book out now!