Graphic of a stylized eye from Scanners

Queen and Manning

Naked Lunch (1991)
Exterior Pawn Shop
Queen and Manning

The hallucinatory scenes in Naked Lunch may have you questioning where you are, altogether, But Toronto still sneaks its way in, in scenes such as this one, in which William Lee (Peter Weller) visits a pawnshop, actually a Queen Street West jewellery store, and now a fashion retail shop.

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This Queen St. W. storefront was used as the location for a pawn shop in Naked Lunch. Bill Lee (Peter Weller) walks into a pawn shop to look at typewriters in this scene from Naked Lunch.

Naked Lunch, 1991
© Recorded Picture Company, 1991 
Footage and Stills From “NAKED LUNCH” Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox and Entertainment One.  All rights reserved.
Present day image of a location on Queen St. W. that was used in Naked Lunch. Queen West has changed since the filming of Naked Lunch, but Dufflet Pastries is still visible in this present-day photo.

Photographer: Jordan Bowden
© TIFF

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