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by Nigel M Smith
November 13, 2012 4:30 PM
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Watch: Black-and-White '50s Style Teaser for 'The Canyons' Starring Lindsay Lohan and Porn Star James Deen (VIDEO)

James Deen and Lindsay Lohan on the set of Bret Easton Ellis' 'The Canyons' Facebook

Writer Bret Easton Ellis and "American Gigolo" writer-director Paul Schrader sure have taken a creative approach to promoting their upcoming seedy-looking indie "The Canyons."

First came a decidedly bizarre teaser that consisted of endless establishing shots of Los Angeles, minus any footage of the film's two stars, Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen. Then a Grindhouse-style teaser hit the web, offering us our first glimpse of the two in action and selling "The Canyons" as an old-school trash fest. And now, the looniest trailer yet for the thriller has dropped: a black-and-white 1950s-inspired affair that features new salacious footage and an intentionally corny voice-over that promises "The Canyons" will showcase a "Los Angeles you have never seen before."

If the latest trailer's to be trusted (and, given the tongue-in-cheek tone, the jury's out on that one), don't expect to see "The Canyons" in a theater near you in the coming months. The clip closes out with the voice-over saying, "Coming soon to an internet server of your choice." A VOD release does make sense for this release, but only time will tell. Watch this space for more.

2 Comments

  • serpico | November 13, 2012 5:06 PMReply

    Well, I suppose if you have James Deen as your leading actor you might have to intentionally steer your movie into the direction of camp.

  • theendisnear | November 13, 2012 4:54 PMReply

    Wow, a trailer that actually makes me want to see the movie. I would tell Hollywood to take notice, but I'm not exactly a typical film-going demographic.