19 February 2013 11:15 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As he himself notes in the introduction to his Daily Beast essay, James Deen has been "interviewed to death" about The Canyons, but "this is the first time I have been asked to write a first-person piece about the experience." He goes on to charmingly apologize for the quality of his writing (it was totally fine, James!) and explain just how he felt about the bonkers experience that was The Canyons. Turns out Paul Schrader was not so kind to him.On his director, Paul Schrader: "Love him or hate him, Paul is a genius. Through the whole the film, there was not one moment where I felt he respected me as a person. I did, however, feel as if he respected my acting abilities. He was my director, and I will follow him to the ends of the earth. I hope my performance was of the caliber he »

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