It’s been a week of ups and downs for Lindsay Lohan and Playboy magazine … ups for Lindsay because she is, once again, the center of attention … downs for Playboy because L. Lo’s entire pictorial photospread leaked early to the Internets (and they stand to lose financially due to the leak). Now that Lindsay’s entire appearance in Playboy is freely and readily available online, let’s look to her coverstory interview to find out what she thinks about posing nude for the mag. According to Linds, posing nekkid for Playboy was the BEST. Thing. Ever. Click below to read some excerpts.
Is Lindsay Lohan’s nude, Marilyn Monroe-inspired pictorial in Playboy a desperate ploy for attention from a trouble-plagued star? Not so, the 25-year-old actress tells the men’s magazine, in just-released quotes from her interview … “Sex and sexuality are a part of nature, and I go along with nature,” the Mean Girls star says of her in-the-buff photos, which are an homage to the late Monroe’s own iconic Playboy spread. “Knowing yourself and your body is so important because it gives you confidence, and in life, women need confidence.” In the leaked pics, Lohan wears just a pair of a pumps, with her blonde locks in retro-style waves and with her lips a bright shade of vampy red. “It’s a very male-dominated world to begin with, so knowing yourself and being comfortable with your body is an important thing for me as a woman. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but this is mine.” The former Disney cutiepie, of course, hasn’t had the most confidence-building several years, as her movie roles dried up and she ran into frequent troubles with the law over her partying, her drug and alcohol abuse, a related DUI, subsequent probation violations, even the theft of an expensive necklace. But, looking forward, she says she’s learned from those transgressions. “Ultimately we are each responsible for ourselves and for our actions,” says the star, who has dodged long-term jail sentences more than once. “Looking back, I probably would have listened to and taken more advice from the people whom I admire and would have followed through with it more.” How did the real trouble begin? Muses Lohan: “My stubbornness at 18 and 19 years old got in the way. During the past five years, I’ve learned that time flies faster than you think, and because you only live once you have to learn from your mistakes, live your dreams and be accountable.”
Hmmm. Reading these interview questions … yeah, I’m having a really hard time envisioning these words coming out of Lindsay’s mouth. Not only are her comments exceedingly mature and well-thought out … but the language seems … advanced. In regards to her claims of finding “empowerment” and “confidence” from posing nude in Playboy magazine, well, that’s the same answer that almost every nude model gives when she decides to bare all for the mag. I’m not saying that the claim is disingenuous … but when you hear the same thing over and over and over again … well, it tends to sound less and less genuine. In regards to Lindsay’s sudden realization of responsibility, well, I’d love to believe that what she says is true. I simply cannot take her at her word … not yet. While I understand that she has been doing very well with her probation requirements, I find it very difficult to believe that she has had a sudden about face and just NOW realizes the err of her ways. I doubt that posing for Playboy is as life-changing as these interview commments make it seem but … well, let’s just see, shall we?