Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen debut sleazy teaser for 'The Canyons'

lindsay-lohan-canyons-teaser.jpgLindsay 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: