A raunchy teaser for Lindsay Lohan’s latest project, The Canyons, flashes the tagline: “Where the sex is as cheap as the budget… and the only way out is death!”
The grindhouse-style movie – written by Bret Easton Ellis and directed by Paul Schrader – stars Lindsay Lohan as Tara who “sold her pride for material comfort”, alongside X-rated film star James Deen.
Shot in a grainy, retro style, the teaser opens with a couple sitting in a hot tub before getting straight down to business and showing the stars stripping off.
“In The Canyons, Everything Goes”, reads a caption before cutting to a hunky man modeling a pair of silver briefs.
Next, an amorous couple are seen being filmed on a cell phone, but things soon take an ominous turn as a bloody gloved hand is seen picking up the phone and the cameras zooms in on a tearful and terrified looking Lindsay Lohan.
Lindsay Lohan’s character Tara is described as “sweet as sin” while James Deen is rather cheekily described as a ‘huge new talent’ and “the boy next door gone bad”.
Set in Los Angeles, the story centres on the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a group of young people in their twenties.
“One chance meeting connected to the past unravels all of their lives, resulting in deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and ultimately violence,” reads the press release.
The Canyons, largely funded by a Kickstarter campaign, marks a change of direction for the Disney child star who appears fully nude in the movie.
It seems Lindsay Lohan is thrilled with the results however as the latest update on the official Facebook page read: “Showed LL the film tonight. She saw and she understood. What a wonderful moment for her.
“Some tears, some hard words, some kisses but that’s life in Lindsayland. Sometimes the movie gods smile. Sometimes you get lucky. LL and I got lucky.”
And while Lindsay Lohan is seemingly never out of the headlines for all the wrong reasons, Paul Schrader – best known for his screenplays for Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and Raging Bull – also had nothing by praise for the Mean Girls star.
“Lindsay Lohan is a huge fan of Hollywood glamour and performances from the Golden Era.
“Working with her every day on varied scenes I’ve been making a mental checklist of classic movie performances she’s touched upon,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
“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…”
Jewish boy next door turned James Deen, real name Bryan Sevilla from Pasadena, was also won over by the star, who is on informal probation for the necklace theft until May 2014.
“Working with her was awesome. She’s super professional. Super great. She’s a fantastic actress,” he gushed.
“I feel like I learned a lot from her. In the scenes we did together, those were my stronger scenes. Working with a really good actress [like Lindsay] that are really talented bring the best out of you.”