Lindsay Lohan is the be all and end all of 00′s pop culture. With a vast array of films under her tiny belt – and about three good ones – she’s the zenith of what made the last 9 years enjoyable. A talented actress raised in Long Island, she went from a 12 year old prodigy in The Parent Trap to Disney’s next big thing. She starred in Mean Girls – hailed as this generation’s Pretty In Pink. After that… something went awry.
Perhaps it was the awful John Lennon’s killer movie she did with charisma vacuum Jared Leto. Or perhaps it was the God awful one where she played a girl with amnesia and split personalities. Her insane parents must be given the lions share of the credit for her downfall: one should look no further than Dina Lohan’s abysmal “reality” show, or her attention starved failed actor father’s constant (almost weekly at one point!) cloying pleas for her just to listen to him. Somewhere along the line she went from being The It Girl to The Shit Girl; her big comeback movie recently got sold to ABC Family to be a mid summer movie of the week – a far cry from her hey day.
But, I’ll have to say that either way, she’s still got It, and that’s something you can’t deny about her. Her skinny frame and ever changing hair color, oversized sunglasses and oversized bag spoke for leagues of girls and women all over America who copied her style. And for the guys: she’s a stunner. Her frequent photo shoots for GQ peaked with her racy, current, and classic photo shoot with porn connoisseur Terry Richardson.
Be it the onslaught of men, the drugs, the drink, the arrests, the stints in rehab that never seemed to work, the line of leggings (which included a pair with built in kneepads – oh dear), or just being in close proximity to Paris Hilton, Lindsay seems to have gone through it all. Up until very recently she was dating DJ Samantha Ronson, sister of producer du jour Mark Ronson. If anything, she was The It Girl of the 2000′s and I’m sure she will either go down as a brilliant footnote in 00′s pop culture or our generations Sharon Stone, if she gets a better agent. She’s Hollywood’s mirror: the girl CAN act when she’s got a good script in front of her.
But somehow, Lindsay’s made it through all that and is continuing on. Nobody seems to know whats going to happen to her next, but thats half the fun. Manolith salutes you, Lindsay Lohan. You crazy, crazy awesome girl.