lindsay lohan canyons teaser Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen debut sleazy teaser for 'The Canyons'Lindsay Lohan is really trying to get her career back on track. Seriously.

In addition to playing Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s upcoming “Liz & Dick,” she’s starring in low budget indie “The Canyons,” which promises to expose the vicious underbelly of “youth, glamor and sex in Los Angeles, circa 2012.” Her co-star is porn actor James Deen, whose previous credits include “Batman XXX: A Porn Parody” and “Dallas XXX: A Porn Parody.”

But “The Canyons” isn’t just some cheap exploitation movie. It has a real pedigree thanks to screenwriter/”American Psycho” author/controversy-prone-Tweeter Bret Easton Ellis and director Paul Schrader, who wrote “Taxi Driver” and directed “American Gigolo.” Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant is also on board as a supporting actor and new “Glee” recruit Nolan Gerard Funk is in it too.

Other than a fleeting reference to Ellis and Schrader’s credits, you wouldn’t actually know all that from watching the teaser, which makes “The Canyons” look exactly like a cheap exploitation movie in ways both ironic (dig the ’70s grindhouse aesthetics!) and not-so-ironic (beyond the obvious affectations the footage has a slapdash straight-to-late-night-cable quality).

So who knows how this will turn out for Lohan, but the filmmakers promise two more teasers to come — one in the style of ’50s melodrama, the other as ’30s comedy — before we even see an actual trailer.

Watch the first teaser for “The Canyons” below:

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