First John Waters cast Traci Lords in "Cry-Baby." Then Steven Soderbergh selected Sasha Grey to star in "The Girlfriend Experience." Now writer-turned-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) has given the lead role in his currently filming micro-budget feature "The Canyons," about a clique of rich young L.A. wastrels, to porn star James Deen — the latter-day John Holmes of 2012 with the boy-next-door good looks.

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