Turns out that James Deen has his finger in many pies—and not just in the gross sexual way that you were thinking.
The it-boy porn star, whose claims to fame include a hefty endowment and a co-starring role in The Canyons with Lindsay Lohan, is branching out yet again, with the release a new video Read More
At the Movies
Lindsay Lohan has trouble recognizing her phone in what is either a scene from her upcoming feature The Canyons, or some B-roll of her being confused on-set which was furtively shot by a passive-aggressive Paul Schrader.
If there ever was a week for longreads, this would be it. After Elizabeth Wurtzel’s 5,500-word essay published in New York about crazy landlords/Not Compromising on Life, The New York Times Magazine proved that it hadn’t cornered the market on histrionics. Thus, an 11-page exposé about Lindsay Lohan and The Canyons, the Kickstarter-funded film written by Bret Easton Ellis and directed by Paul Schrader, co-starring porn heartthrob James Deen.
As you can imagine, the piece chronicles what a nice time everyone had on the short shoot—which took place over three weeks last July–with a lot of fond, funny anecdotes. Like the time Ms. Lohan took too many sleeping pills, locked herself in a closet, and refused to come out until Paul Schrader took off all his clothes? That one is great. The pitch-perfect tone was immediately reflected in its blog-snark title, “Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie.”
A fine choice, but a little unsubtle. We offer these 10 other titles that would have equally reflected the appeal of such a long, labor-intensive piece of journalism.
2012 in review
Though The Observer frequently rubs elbows with the rich and beautiful, 2012 has been especially bountiful in its celebrity run-ins. From fighting with James Franco to having lunch with Kathie Lee Gifford, here are the 10 best famous scenes involving famous people.
Update: We may have found her! See below for deets.
Come on, ladies! Fess up … we would have totally loved to step forward to claim that we were the lucky, anonymous interviewer whom James Deen told Kelly Bourdet from Vice.com on Friday he had sexual relations with. But you know, journalism and ethics and stuff. So we can’t lie, we never touched the golden god of pornography’s Dirk Diggler. But that doesn’t mean you can’t!
Sex with Stars
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Update: This article misidentified the author from Vice.com as Daniel Stuckey. It was Kelly Bourdet.
No, unfortunately it wasn’t us. But The Canyon star and pornography icon James Deen has slept with at least one of his interviewers, according to a new Vice.com article.
In “Future Sex: An Interview with James Deen, America’s Porn Sweetheart,” Daniel Stuckey Kelly Bourdet asked the dreamy Mr. Deen:
Okay, I have one more question for you. Have you ever had sex with someone who interviewed you?
Deen: Yeah, actually I have.
Now comes the fun part where we try to find out who that person is!
Bret Easton Ellis’s new film, The Canyons, may just provide a little something for everyone involved: a sidestep away from porn for soft-core superstar James Deen, a reinvention–and paying work–for Lindsay Lohan, and a platform for Mr. Ellis to promulgate his idea about “post-Empire” culture, famously put forth in a Newsweek article and his Twitter feed. Post-Empire culture, which Mr. Ellis once described in part as “pure transparency,” looks a lot like the sunlit California splatter films Quentin Tarantino lovingly lampoons! Perhaps it’ll catch on–certainly Lindsay Lohan, having recently asked Barack Obama to cut her taxes as she’s not a millionaire despite public perception, is an avatar of transparency.
James Deen may be a porn star, but he’s still a babe in the woods when it comes to being a celebrity. After being accosted by a TMZ paparazzo outside Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills last weekend, Mr. Deen–who just finished filming Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader’s The Canyons with the “super great” Lindsay Lohan–was more than happy to give the digital tabloid some amazingly doofy soundbites.
(This, despite the fact that his lawyer was present, and Mr. Deen seemed to be aware that he shouldn’t be talking about the film.)
Let’s look at the transcript, shall we? But a quick word to the wise: Don’t be fooled by TMZ’s headline … Mr. Deen never mentioned that Ms. Lohan helped him climax.
Lindsay Lohan needs to update that Facebook status to “In a Relationship”: at least work-wise. Apparently not outraged enough by the “full nudity” required of her in Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader’s Kickstarter-funded film The Canyons, the star was revealed yesterday in a Facebook photo to be shooting a scene with porn star James Deen…in bed.
James Deen is the best. We couldn’t be more excited for the male version of Sasha Grey to become a mainstream sensation, especially if he keeps up the hardcore porn and amazing blog entries.
But we’re a little worried that Mr. Deen has been spending time with the wrong influences ever since Bret Easton Ellis announced the cast of The Canyons…