by Amanda Fortini
(Lindsay) Lohan called (Marilyn) Monroe’s suicide “tragic,” and then added, elliptically, “You know, it’s also tragic what just recently happened to someone else.” I asked whether she was referring to Heath Ledger. She nodded: “They are both prime examples of what this industry can do to someone.” Why some and not others, I asked, since it has often seemed that the thrice-rehabbed Lohan might meet a similar fate. Lohan replied with a flicker of annoyance: “I don’t know; I’m not them; but I sure as hell wouldn’t let it happen to me.” Still, one wonders whether Lohan’s participation in this project, given all the spooky parallels, isn’t the photographic equivalent of moving into a haunted house.
Amanda Fortini writes for New York Magazine. The project she’s referring to is “Lindsay Lohan as Marilyn Monroe in ‘The Last Sitting,’” a nude pictorial featured in the magazine’s 2/18 issue. Amanda’s six sentences (which are slightly altered to fit the format) are excerpted from her accompanying article.