Lindsay Lohan’s latest movie has “an ugliness and a deadness to it”
Poor Lindsay! Girl just can’t catch a break.
In an attempt to resurrect her career, the former Parent Trap lead (remember how cute she was?!) is attempting to re-build a cinematic portfolio – but, it seems, to no avail.
After the horrendous critical reception regarding her portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor is Lifeline’s telemovie, Liz and Dick, last year, the AGE signed up for the role of leading lady in Paul Schrader’s The Canyons – a film “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.”
Look, it doesn’t sound uniquely terrible to us, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s been barred by the South By Southwest (SXSW) film festival, after Utah’s Sundance Film Festival (which is happening now) also rejected the erotic thriller from its program.
Per THR, “The Bret Easton Ellis-penned, Paul Schrader-directed Canyons — which features tons of nudity, including au naturel shots of Lohan — suffers from significant ‘quality issues.’
“Says a festival insider, ‘It’s got an ugliness and a deadness to it’ [but] Canyons producer Braxton Pope says the filmmakers are still awaiting official word from the festival.”
Needless to say, Lindsay’s erratic behaviour hardly helps the film’s PR cause, as a recent (still-circulating) New York Times feature entitled "Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie" names and shames the actress’ tabloid-dream antics ($46,000 hotel bills and unexplained disappearances, specifically).
As it stands, The Canyons, which also stars porn personality James Deen, has no release date. Which is a shame, really, because we’d definitely watch. Trailer below for good measure.
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