After the coverphoto of Lindsay Lohan‘s much-talked about issue of Playboy magazine leaked to the Internets earlier this week the ENTIRE pictorial spread inside the magazine leaked its way online yesterday. Because the issue wasn’t due to hit newsstands until the end of next week, Hugh Hefner found himself scrambling for a solution to the problem. Hef posted a series of tweets downplaying the leak and announcing that L. Lo‘s issue of Playboy will be “released early” (tho, no release date has yet been announced). Lindsay, no doubt, was relishing all of the attention that her photos have been getting. She made available to TMZ a non-nude photo of herself that was snapped on the set of the Playboy shoot last month … which you can check out below.
Lo and behold … the only surviving shot from the Lindsay Lohan Playboy photo shoot that hasn’t been touched up by professionals … and it might be the best one of the entire spread. The pic was taken behind the scenes during Lindsay’s 2-day shoot back in November — right before she disrobed for a Marilyn Monroe-inspired spread. The final shoots were leaked onto the web yesterday — and while Lindsay looks good, it’s obvious they were photoshopped like a mutha.
Here is the series of tweets that Hugh Hefner posted on his official Twitter profile addressing the photo leak:
Because of the interest & the Internet leak, we’re releasing the Lindsay Lohan issue early. / Lindsay Lohan was the top search name on the Internet yesterday. Her issue goes on sale late next week. Hot. Hot. Hot. / Due to high demand, the Playboy issue with Lindsay Lohan’s pictorial is now available on iPlayboy at http://bit.ly/PBLohan / The actual Lindsey Lohan issue will be available on newsstands at the end of next week. Hot. Hot. Hot. / The Lindsey Lohan issue will make the perfect Christmas issue for men in your life–father, son, husband, boyfriend, whoever. / The Lindsay Lohan pictorial was inspired by the Marilyn Monroe nudes by Tom Kelley that launched Playboy & her career. / The super Lindsay Lohan issue is a double issue with two Centerfolds, including Leola “Tinker” Bell. / The Holiday Anniversary Issue is filled with over 200 pages of great reading in addition to Lindsay & the Playmate Review.
HMMM. It sounds like the print issue of Playboy is still due for release next week while the digital version is available online now … but a simple Google search will easily pull up all of Lindsay‘s Playboy photos for free. Some folks are speculating that Playboy is actually behind the photo leak and I can assure you, that is not the case. It makes no sense for the company to aid the free proliferation of these photos … as it stands, the leak will likely cause them a major loss of their investment.
As for the photos themselves, well, I did get to see them in full and … altho Lindsay is seemingly airbrushed to perfection, I cannot help but feel very sorry for her. It’s just a sad image to see Lindsay flaunting her naked body for money and attention. There is nothing empowering about the photos … she just looks like a sad, lost girl desperate to be someone else. The photos are heavily inspired by Marilyn Monroe‘s 1953 Playboy pictorial … and while the homage is obvious, Lindsay‘s photos in no way come close to emulating Marilyn‘s far superior photos.
In positive news, I understand that Lindsay is making great successful progress with her court-ordered probation duties. Apparently, she has been working hard and fulfilling her probation hours like a champ. She’s been doing such a good job that her probation officer OKed a quick trip to Hawaii. Let’s hope this is the start of a whole new life for Lindsay … one where she no longer has to strip naked for money and attention.