dir: Richard Phillips + Taylor Steele
Artist Richard Phillips directs this portrait of who the NYT calls "pop culture’s current tragic heroine"; but who I consider an icon of our generation. Lindsay Lohan is a magnificent talent, who was simply a victim of the Fame Mons†er. Transformed will be featured in Commercial Break, a collection of art films for the 54th Venice Biennale. The 90-second short film acts as a sort of advertisement for, or rather of, Lindsay. Imagine this, LiLo's 'commercial' playing on a giant video billboard navigating the heart of Venice.
Filmed in Malibu last month, it draws influencesI'm happy for my girl, because it seemed like she wasn't doing anything significant besides that rumored Sex Book with Terry Richardson and James Franco. Okay, to be fair, she has two films in the works; Gotti: Three Generations and Mob Street. She looks great in this, and might I add healthy — let's hope this is evidence for the industry that Linds is ready to get back to work. But really, eat your heart out
from two 1960s movie classics, Jean-Luc Godard’s “Contempt” and Ingmar Bergman’s “Persona,” starring Brigitte Bardot and Liv Ullmann, respectively [...] The links Phillips makes between her and the roles that Bardot and Ullmann play in the films may be subtle, but they are distinct (NYT).