Stephen Rodrick's feature on the making of the highly anticipated upcoming Bret Easton Ellis film, The Canyons, ran in the New York Times today, and it's certainly a compelling one. The film has been a weird project from the start. Between Ellis' ongoing Twitter rants, the casting of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, wars with Steven Soderbergh, and a script so racy that only an adult film star could play the lead male role, there seems to be enough material to make a whole other movie about the making of this one—a good movie, too.
As of now, we've only seen the strange trailers for the project, which feature a lot of a pouting Lohan and smoldering looks from well-known XXX star James Deen. But thanks to Rodrick, a contributing writer for the famed publication who got exclusive access to the set, we get a rare, fascinating look into what went on behind the scenes, and, most importantly, what it's like working with the infamous redheaded actress.
With so much fluff and fake gossip floating around about the Lohan, it's tough to tell what's really true about the scandal-ridden 26-year-old, especially regarding her work ethic. In the spirit of setting the record straight, here are a few things we learned.
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