After serving a whopping 13 days (out of the 90 she was sentenced to), poor little rich girl Lindsay Lohan is out of jail and now spending time at court-appointed rehab. The entertainment industry is abuzz with speculation about whether she can finally clean up her act and revive her flagging career. I have a better question: Does anyone actually care? Personally, I can’t bear to look at her even when she’s sober. So I put the question to you, our readers: Can you stand Lindsay Lohan? Vote now after the break.
In a really perverse turn of events, someone at the ABC Family channel recently programmed a marathon of Lohan’s movies. I caught Mrs. Z watching (well, not really watching – she left them playing while she worked on other things) a double bill of ‘The Parent Trap’ and ‘Freaky Friday.’ I may even be generous enough to admit that, in these very early roles as a child actress, little LiLo was kind of adorable.
But then she grew up and turned horrible.
What I find most despicable about the recent scandals in her personal life is not Lindsay Lohan’s drunken antics, spoiled sense of entitlement, or disregard for the law. No, what bothers me most is the way that the media continue to enable the girl by pretending that she’s actually a gifted actress. I can’t think of a single movie she’s made as an adult where she’s delivered any better than a downright atrocious performance.
Even the legendary Robert Altman hired Lohan for his final film, ‘A Prairie Home Companion.’ She was woefully outclassed by all of the other actors who understood that “improvisation” means more than, “Don’t bother to read the script.” Even in a small role, her performance in that movie is so bad it’s just distracting.
I think she deserves to spend a long stint in prison just for that. But other people out there must like her, or she wouldn’t still get work. Vote here to tell us how you feel.