Director Paul Schrader and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis have released the latest trailer for their film “The Canyons,” starring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen.
Nearly half of the viewers who have seen the trailer on YouTube have disliked it, but it’s not even clear whether the people behind the movie are taking it seriously.
The teaser to be released from the movie didn’t even show the actors but just pans around Los Angeles.
The second trailer was shot in a 1970s grindhouse style where Lohan was introduced as Tara, who is “sweet as sin,” and porn star James Deen as Christian, the “’huge’ new talent.”
“In the canyons everything goes. Where the sex is cheap and the only way out is death. Prepare yourself for a shocking new vision. The controversial motion picture from the creators of ‘Hardcore’ and ‘American Psycho,’” the first full-length trailer reads.
A month later a black-and-white 1950s style trailer was released. This time Schrader was introduced as the “never nominated director” and Ellis was described as being “Twitter-obsessed.”
The second trailer also exposes more of the story, describing Lohan’s character as “a sensuous woman torn between two loves.”
Those two loves are “Christian” played by James Deen and “Ryan” played by Nolan Funk.
The trailer still leaves much to the imagination of the viewers, but it’s made known that Tara is being used for something evil.
The official "Canyons" synopsis from the Film Stage says it depicts a group of 20-somethings in L.A. being exploited in a psychosexual drama.
“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 and the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a group of young people in the 20s 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 next trailer to be released is reportedly supposed to have a 1960s sex-comedy theme.
Although the movie is expected to be released in 2013, it doesn’t have a specific date.