We can all let out that collective sigh of relief knowing that Paul Schrader’s film The Canyons written by Bret Easton Ellis and starring James Deen, has been picked up by IFC films this summer. It will “premiere day-and-date and on digital platforms” meaning that you’ll be able to download it (from something like iTunes or OnDemand) the same day it hits theaters. Meaning that I will be having an epic Canyons viewing party in my living room. Meaning that I will be spending a Friday night alone drinking.
via Huffington Post
THE CANYONS, a post-modern story about power and the dark side of Hollywood, centers around a scheming and very wealthy movie producer Christian (Deen) who makes movies to satisfy his father’s demands that he maintain a viable career. Lohan stars as Tara, his girlfriend who’s hiding an affair with an actor from her past. Christian becomes more and more demanding, inviting various sex partners to join him and Tara in his luxurious Malibu Canyon lair. Village Voice lead critic Scott Foundas, recently praised the film saying: “You could almost describe it as a cross between Easton Ellis’s AMERICAN PSYCHO and Schrader’s AMERICAN GIGOLO. These are minor characters on the fringe of the Hollywood scene, all equally desperate and engaging in various forms of psychological and sexual manipulation.”
We’ve all heard so much about the complications involving this film, the cruel things life has thrown in the way of these world-weary actors and filmmaker, whose little film is like “The Little Engine That Could” but with cocaine and boobs. Well, unless something goes horribly wrong, we can all see this masterpiece this summer (at least in the US.)
Oh, and Lindsay Lohan is in the movie too.