#SPOTTED: DANIEL FRANZESE IN TORONTO FOR SPECIAL PRIDE SCREENING OF “MEAN GIRLS”
Few films in the new millennium have had as great a cultural impact on a generation as 2004’s Mean Girls. Directed by Mark Waters, Tina Fey‘s adaptation of the book Queen Bees and Wannabes, would go on to both Box Office success and cult hit status, making bona fide movie stars out of Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lizzy Caplan, Amy Poehler and Fey herself.
Shot right here in Toronto, it is only appropriate that TIFF and Pride Toronto team-up to celebrate on a Wednesday, where the audience just like the girls in the Movie, are to wear pink only!
Reunited tonight for the special screening at Harbourfront Centre (along with a live stream on the Internet) were cast members Rajiv Surendra (Kevin Gnapoor), Olympia Lukis (Jessica Lopez), Ky Pham (Trang Pak), Daniel DeSanto (Jason) and of course Daniel Franzese (Damian). Lindsay Lohan even joined-in for a chat with her cast mates via a live chat.
Franzese (pronounced “fran-zay-see”), who was front and center, has found much success of late starring on HBO series LOOKING, which after ending prematurely, sees new life in Movie-form late July on the network.
Timed perfectly for Pride, the theme of exclusion in the Film and one of its several catch phrases, “You can’t sit with us”, got flipped right around with the evening’s tagline being “You can sit with us”.
The Cast who stayed past 11 PM, were so nice after the screening to pose for photos with fans who were lined-up in an orderly fashion. The CN Tower lit a rainbow, was just the perfect backdrop.
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#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF “THE CANYONS” ON BLU-RAY
If you missed your chance to see THE CANYONS in theatres, now’s your chance to own the edgy Erotic-Thriller starring Lindsay Lohan and Adult Film Megastar James Deen.
Christian (James Deen) is a young LA trust-fund Dude who’s financing a Horror Film simply to keep his Dad off his back about doing something with his life. He has been dating Tara (Lindsay Lohan) for about a year — she was an aspiring Actress/Model who settled down with him when the reality of the business became apparent to her. She’s now just Christian‘s bored plaything. Christian‘s Assistant Gina is casting the Film with assistance from Tara. Gina is pushing Ryan, her Boyfriend and struggling Actor, for the Lead. Unbeknownst to either Christian or Gina, Ryan and Tara were a Couple three years ago. When Ryan came back into Tara‘s life during the auditions for the movie, they reignited their affair. But Christian, a dangerous Control-Freak, finds out about the affair and starts playing cruel mind games with both Tara and Ryan, which escalate into an act of bloody violence.
The Canyons stars James Deen, Lindsay Lohan, Nolan Funk and Amanda Brooks; Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) writes the Screenplay and Paul Schraeder (American Gigolo) directs.
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Mongrel Media releases The Canyons on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Pre-order here.
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AMERICAN ADULT FILM ACTOR JAMES DEEN FEATURED ON “INTERVIEW” FOR “THE CANYONS”
Awesome Piece. Err… well, you know what I mean. 26-year-old American Adult Film Star James Deen is featured this month in INTERVIEW Magazine and he is interviewed by none other than Screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis, who wrote the game-changing and AMERICAN PSYCHO which made a Star out of once-Child Actor Christian Bale. Will this meaty Role (pardon the pun) do the same for Deen in making him a crossover Success?
Ellis and Deen collaborated on upcoming Film The Canyons, an upcoming Drama about Youth, Sex and Glamour in Los Angeles, 2012, starring Pap-Magnet Lindsay Lohan and also controversial Director, Gus Van Sant. The Flick, due sometime in 2013, has Deen – real name: Bryan Matthew Sevilla – starring as a wealthy 20-something with an overbearing Personality.
On the hoards of Paparazzi hanging-out around the Set of the Film to get Snaps of Lohan, Deen tells Ellis he wasn’t really much of a target, stating “I mean, Paparazzi can’t get a picture of me doing anything interesting. I’m untouchable. Here’s James Deen peeing in public, making out with a girl in a bar, drunk and puking. Yeah, I’m a Porn Star. What do you expect?”.
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(Photo credit: Ross Simonini/INTERVIEW Magazine)