Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen in 'The Canyons' first trailer

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It was probably bizarre enough that Lindsay Lohan – following her string of failed productions and a career headed into a cocaine-hazed abyss – was cast as a lead in a microbudget erotic thriller co-starring pornstar James Deen. The fact that it would be directed by out-of-favour luminary Paul Schrader (who wrote Raging Bull) and written by Brett Easton Ellis (American Psycho) cemented its place as one of the most intruiging/probably-doomed mashup of auteurs, ever. (The making of the film, focussing heavily on Lohan's convictions/hospitalisations/rehab-stints became a visceral New York Times Magazine longread.)

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This (surprisingly SFW) first-look trailer hints that the carnage may have been worth it. The Canyons premieres later this month.



In the meantime, snatch up the August issue of Esquire to read Sanjiv Bhattacharya's behind-the-scenes profile of Lohan's co-star and pornography's leading man, James Deen.

 

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