A key idea of the Beat generation was to treat the most authentic, uncensored human thoughts and desires as art. Both eventually won their respective trials, ultimately helping to liberate American publishing. Liberalisation was, in many ways, what the Beat generation was all about: from strait-jacketed literature, from sexual repression, from lock-step social conformity. But Naked Lunch is a different beast altogether. He gave it structure, but it remains essentially a bizarre work. In the film, Bill is an exterminator who gets hooked on his hallucinatory bug powder.
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