For what seems like forever now, we’ve been obsessing over Paul Schrader’s next violent erotic drama The Canyons. It’s not so much the Lindsay Lohan and James Deen led cast or Bret Easton Ellis’ penning of the script I’m so much interested in, as whatever is going on inside Schrader’s head. As a writer and filmmaker who has always fascinated me endlessly—namely the latent effects of his childhood—I’m thrilled, nervous, and already a bit dreadful of his step into the modern era and just how envelope-pushing and dramatically nauseating this masterpiece will be. But needless to say, I am excited and am sure my love will only grow.
And now, with the film receiving a July 29th premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center before its August 2nd VOD release, a new batch of bloody, raunchy, and salacious stills have cropped up for your viewing pleasure. You should also check out Film Comment‘s interview with Schrader for an even closer look.