only 1 minor quibble: It features photos of Bill with Joe Strummer, Bowier, Acker, etc etc, but never says why these connections were important (or at least why some peopl thought they were important)(Acker especially, as it would have been nice to represent the people who went on to be influenced by him in ways other than this whole 'punkl rock' thing)
Meeting Burroughs is like meeting a god; they just wanted to be Burroughs' elite of coolness. Nothing wrong with that if you're a rock star...
But as heard about Burroughs he doesn't want to be named a forerunner of any culture (i.e. Gay, Drug, Punk Rock, etc.) Sure he started the whole revolution, but he also tend to drop out from the spotlight as the revolution began to take hold.
I admired Burroughs for really making the world more open - a utopian freedom, not trying to make a name of himself. A real independent person, but a dependent for the sake of future generations.
As for the thread, got the DVD a while ago and it was a great documentary. A real soft side behind the "madness" of the Literary Outlaw. The best part (and the most tearful moment) is the beautiful last diary entry by Burroughs at the doc's end!