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'The Canyons' & SXSW: Lindsay Lohan's Movie Was Rejected By South By Southwest

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It seems that Lindsay Lohan can't catch a break. Last week, Lohan's latest movie, "The Canyons," was rejected by the Sundance Film Festival, and now South By Southwest has reportedly followed suit.

According to THR, a source says that "The Canyons" has been rejected by SXSW, citing "quality issues" as the reason for the snub.

Also starring porn star James Deen, "The Canyons" has been called "a monstrosity." While director Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver") defended the film, saying that it "is very good," he also said last week, "in a way it's good we're not at Sundance. We weren't prepared, we weren't organized."

A recent New York Times feature entitled "Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie" did little to help the film. The piece describes the chaos surrounding Lohan, from $46,000 hotel bills to erratic behavior and days-long disappearances.

Schrader recognized the controversy surrounding Lohan, citing her role as the reason for the movie's delayed release. "The intense reactions to 'Liz and Dick' and the Times Mag article have made us realize that there will be an immediate blowback once 'The Canyons' is publically screened -– for good and ill," he said. "That's the nature of anything involving Lindsay."

The official plot synopsis for "The Canyons" describes the film as "a contemporary L.A. noir ... about the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a group of young people in their 20's and how one chance meeting connected to the past unravels all of their lives, resulting in deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and ultimately violence."

"The Canyons" is currently without a release date.

For more, head over to THR.

[via THR]

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