Documentary about the life and career of American writer William S. Burroughs. Born into a wealthy family estate, Burroughs became a prominent figure of the Beat Generation. He struggled with depression and drug addiction and accidentally shot his wife, an event which motivated his writing. Burroughs pushed the boundaries in his work with topics that included drug and queer culture. Though he gained great literary success, those who knew him question whether he found happiness in his personal life. This film takes a closer look at this legendary man, exploring his triumphs and tribulations with archive footage and interviews.