Starring Lindsay Lohan and sometime porn performer James Deen, The Canyons was at least partly funded by Kickstarter and, from the looks of things, at least partly fuelled by blazing ego.
It's hard to tell which elements of this pseudo-retro trailer are supposed to be a joke of some kind. Are writer Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader pulling our legs? Just a little?
Well, that's hardly encouraging.
Schrader seems convinced by Lindsay Lohan, however, saying:
Working with her every day on varied scenes I've been making a mental checklist of classic movie performances she's touched upon. There's has been a lot of Ann Margaret, some Gena Rowlands and Faye Dunaway and of course some bits of Liz Taylor and Monroe as well as a little Rita Hayworth and even Gene Tierney (although the last may be more my creation than hers). Oh yeah, and Angie Dickinson. And Lee Remick. And Shelley Winters…
Right. Well… we'll just have to see about that. I've seen her act before, and it's only been getting worse, film by film.