"Tardiness, unpredictability, tantrums, absences, neediness, psychodrama—yes, all that," The Canyons director Paul Schrader recently said about Lindsay Lohan. "But something more, that thing that keeps you watching someone...that thing you can't take your eyes off of, that magic, that mystery."
That trainwreck—at least, that might be one opinion after watching the just-released trailer for the erotic, noir film, which showcases Lohan's
acting skills stripping skills prominently.
The preview starts with Lindsay's character, Tara, monologuing about movies (who sees them, if movies mean anything to anyone anymore), as pictures of various rundown movie theaters pan across the screen, naturally. She decides, "Maybe it's just not my thing anymore."
Oh, the irony! We will give Schrader the benefit of the doubt on this one and assume that was intentionally meant to mirror LiLo's actual career, where a string of recent films like Liz & Dick and Scary Movie 5 might indicate that maybe it's not her thing anymore either.
From there, it's all sex and skin and lingering looks (that probably lead to sex and more skin that appear in the process of shooting a sex tape) and did we mention sex, all over a blaring EDM soundtrack.
Lindsay strips down multiple times throughout the one-minute clip. She shares sex scenes with porn star James Deen, at least one of which is filmed in the movie by a third person (sex tape!). And, in the end, she laments, "I guess I'd like to keep some parts of my life private."
To which she's (ironically) told, "Nobody has a private life anymore." (Lindsay has actually been out of the limelight for the past few months, as she's enrolled in a locked-down rehab program. She gets out right in time for the film's July 29 premiere.)
The trailer ends by promoting the release date, reading "See it August 2 in select theaters or in the privacy of your home." Watch it at home if you are easily embarrassed by sex scenes. Or by the fact that you're watching The Canyons.