Canyons, The

A stylishly scandalous tale of sex, lies, manipulation, moviemaking, murder, and other dark-side-of-L.A. pursuits.
Riveting. Lohan gives an extraordinary performance.
-Andrew O'Hehir, SALON


Notorious writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and acclaimed director Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver and director of American Gigolo) join forces for this explicitly erotic thriller about youth, glamour, sex and surveillance. Manipulative and scheming young movie producer Christian (adult film star James Deen) makes films to keep his trust fund intact, while his actress girlfriend and bored plaything, Tara (Lindsay Lohan), hides a passionate affair with an actor from her past. When Christian becomes aware of Tara's infidelity, the young Angelenos are thrust into a violent, sexually-charged tour through the dark side of human nature.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, August 02, 2013
Original Languages: English
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Running Time: 100 min.
Year: 2013


Gus Van Sant
James Deen
Lindsay Lohan
Nolan Funk
Paul Schrader



Left to Right: On The Canyons set with Amanda Brooks and Nolan Funk. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Tara (Lindsay Lohan) in The Canyons. Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Left to Right: Christian (James Deen), and Tara (Lindsay Lohan). Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Left to Right: Tara (Lindsay Lohan), and Christian (James Deen). Courtesy of Mongrel Media