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03.06.14 Sophie Weiner

Today, Noisey premiered a video for the Dum Dum Girls song “Are You OK?” off their recent album Too True. The short film was written by Brett Easton Ellis and stars lead singer Dee Dee, who connected with the author after finding out he used their song “Coming Down” in last year’s cinematic wtf The Canyons. The 11-minute […]

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08.07.13 Marina Galperina & Nate Cepis

The Canyons (2013) STFU I WAITED FOR OVER A YEAR FOR THIS *breathe breathe* So, Bret At Do Bring Coke Easton Ellis wrote this script @ y he hates LA, TWINSIES! Lindsay’s back <3 +Male porn star. #hype. Meta-actor-director-drama stuff. It’s good STFU but if you’ve never had awkward group sex or been stalked by a […]

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02.19.13 Marina Galperina

Gotcha!!! Made you look. My name is James Deen, and I made a movie called The Canyons, directed by Paul Schrader, written by Bret Easton Ellis, and starring Lindsay Lohan and me… Porn actor James Deen wrote a rather earnest, straight-forward article about his experience in The Daily Beast. You should read it. I mean, yeah, yeah, […]

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02.15.13 Marina Galperina

Remember when the internet was all like waa-waa what’s with this The Canyons movie is it even coming out waa-waa-waaaa? Well, IN YOUR FACE! Hold on, I need James Deen’s help for this… [Insert a gratitutously pornographic GIF here involving someone’s face accosted by a James Deen apendage of your choice here*] IFC is picking up The Canyons for […]

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10.09.12 Marina Galperina

“Welcome to the Canyons… where the sex is as cheap as the budget and the only way out is death!” Oh, please let this Kickstarter-funded Paul Schrader/Bret Easton Ellis project actually be a Grindhouse film, like this fresh teaser! […]

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08.08.12 Marina Galperina

“The key difference is that after 9 hours of doing lines, I just go home instead of getting to have sex with someone,” adult-star-turned-indie-actor James Deen tells ANIMAL about working on the set of Paul Schrader’s The Canyons. Otherwise, most everything “hasn’t been much different that any of the bigger budget feature style adult films” […]

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07.03.12 Marina Galperina

“I didn’t realize how famous ‘famous’ was. Whoever took those pictures was in a car two blocks away hiding up a tree. We had no idea that they were there.” James Deen may not be the “legit” famous of his The Canyons co-star Lindsay–even if, at any given moment, there are five new GIFs of him plowing fellow […]

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06.26.12 Marina Galperina

Here they are, the three, having dinner and just a few weeks ago Paul Schrader told ANIMAL he wasn’t sure about James Deen. And there’s the Deen getting paparazzied smoking with co-star Lindsay Lohan. This is their film set house. Look at all these news for The Canyons. All fancy. Why are we excited about this? It’s a microbudget Kickstarter-funded film. Also, see above. […]

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06.12.12 Marina Galperina

When ANIMAL asked Paul Schrader if James “The Ryan Gosling of Porn” Deen was set to star in his indie-funded LA thriller The Canyons, he said not until the female lead was cast. Last night, Bret Easton Ellis tweeted that she was Lindsay and the Deen is in.
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06.10.12 Marina Galperina

The Kickstarter for The Canyons just got funded, to be directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), written by Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, Less Than Zero), cast from the internet and financed independently. Wipe that drool. Here’s ANIMAL’s interview with Paul Schrader. How’d it happen? It was winter. Studio financing was scarce, as […]

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