Monday, February 25, 2008

Lohan and nothing else

Recently, Lindsay Lohan did a photo shoot for The New Yorker recreating Marilyn Monroe's famous "Last Sitting" photo shoot done with the same photographer for both Monroe and Lohan. At first look I was a little amazed at how attracted I was to her. She is naked, but the pictures don't feel slutty or cheap, they feel revealing and uncompromising. I also don't think they could have picked a more perfect person to recreate Monroe's famous shoot. Physically speaking they're different, but in terms of their reputations with work, with substance abuse, depression, all while being a starlet, I'm not sure you could've found two more similar folk. I realize that remaking something might not seem that impressive, but I would like to point to countless movie remakes that turned out terribly to explain why I feel more respect for her after this photo shoot.

The shoot:


Yels said...

ehh, she's creepy. I would have liked it better with Scarlet Johannson or someone. I realize that part of the deal is that she's been to rehab and all... but seriously, why do we race to embrace trainwrecks like her?

JD Forslin said...

I think it's just the opposite. I find myself in the minority by embracing. I don't condone drug use, or celebs thinking they have some extra right to be forgiven. I do enjoy artistic works, however, almost regardless of the people involved. I do not condone antisemitism, but I like "Mad Max" and "What Women Want." They're beautiful pictures is all.