There is plenty of anticipation for “The Canyons,” although it may not be the sort of attention a filmmaker wants. In the latest clip from the film, Lindsay Lohan’s character is seen being abused by her co-star James Deen, and it seems the intrigue for “The Canyons” lies in how trashy the movie will be.
The new clip from “The Canyons” is a twist since it was Deen who was on the receiving end of verbal abuse from Lohan. In an audio clip that was leaked, Lohan was recorded yelling at Deen, the porn star turned actor, to “do his f---ing job” on set during filming of “The Canyons.”
In the clip for “The Canyons,” written by Bret Easton Ellis (“American Psycho”) and directed by Paul Schrader (“American Gigolo”), Lohan, who plays Tara in the movie, and Deen, starring as her boyfriend Christian, share a bed and the scene starts with Lohan looking for her phone.
As Tara talks to herself and wanders around the gorgeous apartment, it seems she is doing everything she can to avoid waking up Christian. Ultimately, Tara has to resort to calling her phone, using a landline, and as she finds it, Christian wakes up. The clip ends with plenty of violence, including Christian berating her and throwing her down to the ground. Oddly, despite the fear Tara apparently has of Christian, when it comes time to the violence, Lohan is unconvincing. It is unclear how she reacts to Christian’s threats as the dark lighting masks her face and it seems she is smiling or unable to express her emotions.
Per the YouTube description attached to the clip, "It's not The Hills... THE CANYONS is a contemporary L.A. noir from director Paul Schrader, writer Bret Easton Ellis, and producer Braxton Pope 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."
The clip can be viewed below. “The Canyons” is set to be released in 2013 although there has been no announced date. Considering the negativity surrounding “The Canyons” Entertainment Weekly wonders, “Will The Canyons be the Showgirls of the 20-teens?” Movie Talk is also unkind to “The Canyons,” calling the clip just more proof that the movie is a train wreck.