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James Deen Tells Reporter the New York Times Was ‘Accurate Enough’

There’s a quote to be savored at the half-way mark of Topless Robot editor Luke Y. Thompson‘s article “On the Set of a Sci-Fi Porno.” It was given to LYT by hot young adult (and budding crossover) star James Deen in the midst of the making of Surviving Humanity, a film intended to first be released as an R-rated offering.

Thompson tried (and failed) to get Deen to dish on the actor’s recent The Canyons co-star Lindsay Lohan. But when he brought up that infamous New York Times Magazine piece by Stephan Rodrick, about the movie’s tumultuous production, he fielded this answer:

Deen says only that it’s “accurate enough – it is real-life events reflected in a mirror and retold for dramatic effect. There’s enough in it that’s true that we can’t say it’s not true, but there’s also so much else there than what they described just in that article.”

“Accurate enough” does not quite have the same authoritative ring as “All the news that’s fit to print.” And we would argue that the NYT, relatively speaking, is one of the last publications that deserves this appellation. But we can think of many other websites for which the Deen description fits.

Meanwhile, the name of Deen’s evil businessman character in Saving Humanity is one that challenges the old saying, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” That’s because the film’s director Harry Sparks tells LYT that Weinstein is indeed a “sort of” reference to a certain Hollywood titan. Read the full set-visit piece here.

Previously on FishbowlLA:
New York Times Magazine Gets Old-School Access to The Canyons
Topless Robot Readers Welcome New Editor Luke Y. Thompson

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