Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lindsay Lohan, Male Porn Star Cast in Erotic Thriller



Lindsay Lohan, Male Porn Star Cast in Erotic Thriller, In 1992, Carolco Pictures payed a then-unheard of sum of $3 million to Joe Eszterhas for his screenplay Basic Instinct, an erotic thriller about a femme fatale who may or may not have a habit of killing people with an icepick. The movie went on to gross over $400 million worldwide and turned Sharon Stone, a virtual unknown, into a bona fide movie star. Naturally, after such enormous success, there was talk of a sequel. Plans for an immediate follow-up were shelved, however, complicated by Stone’s high demand and busy schedule. Carolco’s financial troubles didn’t speed the process along either. Even with an impressive roster of hits such as Total Recall and Cliffhanger, the studio barely managed to avoid bankrupty in 1992.

Restructuring the company bought more time, until 1995, when the decision to greenlight the big budget pirate epic Cutthroat Island, starring Geena Davis and directed by her then-husband Renny Harlin, proved to be its undoing. Island was a $100 million disaster and effectively secured Carolco’s untimely demise.Lindsay Lohan has been cast alongside adult film star James Deen in famed writer Bret Easton Ellis' latest movie project.


Bing: Lindsay Lohan
The actress is taking on the lead role in the "American Psycho" author's upcoming thriller "The Canyons," and she'll have an unconventional co-star, porn star Deen. Ellis heaped praise on Lohan when he announced the casting to followers on his Twitter account on Monday.

In a series of posts, he wrote, "James Deen and Lindsay Lohan will star in The Canyons. And I am beyond thrilled that James Deen and Lindsay Lohan will be playing the parts of Christian and Tara in The Canyons... Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it..." Ellis previously revealed that he had 26-year-old Deen in mind when he wrote his screenplay about "five twenty-somethings' quest for power, love, sex and success in 2012 Hollywood."Of course Lindsay Lohan has some talent. Most 24-year-olds as pretty as she is have at least a desperate vitality that comes from being fresh, hopeful, ambitious and sexy in a world that can't make up its mind whether to treat those things with primitive awe and envy or a cannibalistic appetite. Meryl Streep, who is generally charitable, amiable and optimistic, says that Lohan is "a terrific actress". But Streep, more than anyone, knows that the desire and the talent are not enough. The outer reaches of Hollywood are so crammed with desire, willingness and prettiness, it is a terrifying prospect. You know the old adage, "What is a starlet?" A girl who wants to be a star and who will "let" anyone... What Lohan knows in her jittery soul is that already she is in competition with girls who are 18 and 19 and ready to do the most reckless things just to get noticed; to have what is called a chance. You see, she is old now for an ingenue.

These creatures perish, and in her dark nights Lohan knows there is an urge out there in the public – in us – for the perishing to be spectacular. In other words, despite all the lamentation and protestation among us that Lohan is on the skids and going to jail, there is a part of us that relishes her destruction. The tabloid conflagration she is suffering is actually more compelling entertainment than most of her movies. You see, we resent her attempt to be famous because for most of us the darkness of anonymity is both a sheltering cave and a profound grievance. So the few who get out in the light (if only for a moment or a season) face the curdled mixed feelings of the unknowns, the resentment that requires a periodic sacrifice.

If you want a model for these mixed feelings, think of the film Psycho, a work that forced us to grow up. If you recall, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is the centre of attention for 40 minutes. She is the heroine, the protagonist. She is quietly desperate that her love life and her bank balance aren't adding up. So she does a stupid thing – she steals $40,000. Of course, she is also Janet Leigh, and that's why we liked Marion because Leigh, in 1960, was glamorous but ordinary, friendly and decent – a nice girl. That was her "image" and she was a sweetheart because of it. But the process of Psycho grinds on Marion. The story hounds her. The other characters grill her and menace her. The camera puts her under cold surveillance. She is stripped down to her underwear three times in 40 minutes. We watch her and desire her, but our hostile voyeuristic gaze builds, too. It is sexual, it is envious and disapproving, and it is part of the difference between being in or out of the light. So a part of us lusts after her, wants her stripped and attacked – wants a sacrifice. You may recall how the film delivers it: a shocking, outrageous murder and the fulfilment of our furtive desires.

Most celebrities know this split feeling. You can hear it in the blogosphere today – the simultaneous urge to rescue Lindsay and rip her apart. It isn't pleasant or wholesome, but it's a part of our culture now that can't be abandoned. It's like watching the shit-brown oil pumping up from the Gulf of Mexico every day. It's horrible and regrettable and a disaster – but let it come, because it's a disaster we deserve and imagery that hypnotises us. We are hooked on disaster and the mishaps that strike other people – the half-famous grifters like Lohan?

Streep could tell you that being pretty isn't enough – I think that's one reason why Streep never once in her career said to us: "Look at me, aren't I cute?" She was beautiful sometimes (at least I think so), but she insisted: "Look at the actor I am." That meant she needed the right parts, the right agent and lawyers, the right parents, the right education, and the necessary, grim awareness that she did not have to be liked by the strangers in the dark. This is one reason why Streep has always had enemies or doubters, whereas Lohan is terrified by her own doubt. You can see it in every photograph of her.

So at 24 she is better known as "Lindsay Lohan" than for any of her film roles. Somewhere in our very free market there are people taking bets on whether she makes it to 30. And if the crack-up comes, we will be sentimental for a couple of minutes before we call out "Next!" and move on down the endless line of cuties.

Lindsay Lohan, Male Porn Star Cast in Erotic Thriller Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Arm Aritn

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