So James Deen, AKA the porn star that Lindsay Lohan starred alongside in ‘The Canyons’, did this interview with The Daily Beast, whether in an effort to dispel the Lindsay Lohan is a Menace rumors that were perpetuated by the New York Times writeup, or because I don’t know, he had nothing better to do. I’m going to guess it was the second thing, because last I checked, Lindsay Lohan is a Menace.
Here’s what James had to say about the salacious NYT writeup that painted Lindsay Lohan a bitchy, difficult boozehound with no regard for human life:
I actually just ran into the writer [Stephen Rodrick], and he fully agreed with my description. I describe it as, “Accurate events reflected in the mirror and then retold for dramatic effect.” There’s a portion in it where he says I’m lonely because I didn’t have any friends visit me on set. But I just feel it’s unprofessional to invite your friends to “the office.” If I’m working at McDonald’s, I don’t invite my friends over to watch me flip burgers. But that’s a good example of the entire article. It’s an accurate depiction of the events that occurred, but told in a way to make the story more compelling.
What James actually thinks about Lindsay herself:
I thought the whole experience was really fantastic. Right now, there’s audio circulating on TMZ of her cursing me out on set. That came out the day after the Times article came out painting her as unprofessional, and I think [the audio] was released by her camp to try and make her look good. Two hours before that, I told her I was doing this film for my own self-gratification—as something exciting and new—and I think she took it the wrong way, as an affront to her profession and as I was just there to hang out. But that whole situation was defused by her taking a time-out and me talking to her and explaining what I meant.
Lindsay saying she’s always “getting bruised and hit all the time” and I’m like what?:
The scene was a fight scene between me and Lindsay, and the crew wanted it to be faked for insurance purposes, but Lindsay wanted it to be real and to feel the pain. She said, “No, it’s fine! I get bruised and hit all the time!” So I was going half-speed during rehearsals, but Lindsay likes to go all-out, so Paul was just acting it out, and she was like, “Cool! Now I can feel it and act it out.”
Hm. How is this guy—this guy who gets paid for porking low-budget chicks; this guy who’s lesser than Lindsay Lohan in a movie—so well-spoken? And so, dare I say it … likable? Can someone shed some light on this for me?