Lindsay Lohan's upcoming film, in which she stars opposite porn star James Deen, has delivered its first trailer. Not to damn it with faint praise, but it promises to be her best leading role since "Mean Girls."
"The Canyons" is a film "about the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a group of young people in their 20's and how one chance meeting connected to the past unravels all of their lives, resulting in deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and ultimately violence," according to the official synopsis.
Lest you dismiss "The Canyons" as nothing more than lowbrow schlock, it's directed by Paul Schrader, who wrote and/or directed such classics as "Affliction," "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull," and was written by Bret Easton Ellis, author of "American Psycho" and "Less Than Zero."
That doesn't mean "The Canyons" isn't lowbrow schlock, but it might be more. And it co-stars Gus Van Sant, lest the whole thing doesn’t seem random enough.
The trailer is wildly over-stylized, and feels aggressively seedy, but it still looks way more interesting than the trailer for Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor film for Lifetime, "Liz & Dick."
"The Canyons" doesn’t yet have a release date, but Lohan last week saw a cut of the film, eliciting "Some tears, some hard words, some kisses but that's life in Lindsayland," according to the film's Facebook page. "Sometimes the movie gods smile. Sometimes you get lucky."