And now, in ANIMAL’s continuing coverage of all things The Canyons — our interviews with Paul Schrader, with porn star James Deen, with James Deen again about other stuff, also trailers, more trailers, that thing about Paul Schrader scaring Lindsay Lohan with his penis — brings you just about the most meta thing ever.

Here’s an email from Vivid Entertainment to James Deen.

Hi James,
We’ve been following the news of your mainstream movie “The Canyons” with great anticipation, and we have a business offer that we think will intrigue you.
As you know Vivid is widely recognized as the leader in adult parodies and we would like to produce aVividTV parody of “The Canyons” directed by you, and starring you.
It would be a first in parodies…the actual star of a mainstream movie also starring in an X-Rated version of that same movie! How cool is that?

Uh. Yeah. “Cool.” Mega meta Deen. Brain hurts. Quitting internet. Ok bye.

No, no wait. Here’s a clip from The Canyons that we missed. I swear, I’ve totally seen him in exactly this scenario leading into something entirely different[ly rated] or something like that, but whatever. Bang chicka bang bang.