When Marilyn Monroe appeared on the first issue of Playboy Magazine in 1953, it was revolutionary. Hugh Hefner battled against American’s puritanical values and brought sex into public conversation. But decades later, sex is everywhere. Actresses sexualize themselves to become popular, and almost every A-lister has graced a magazine cover nearly naked. So when Lindsay Lohan posed for Playboy Magazine, I wasn’t impressed. First, she’s already been naked numerous times, thereby decreasing my curiosity, and second, the pictures are heavily airbrushed. Unfortunately or fortunately, her career plummeted, and the Playboy shoot probably provided some much-needed cash. The end of an actresses career is very similar to the beginning — you take what you can get, because the offers are limited. So she did. And though she’s certainly pretty enough to pull this off – I find it generally boring.
It’s time for celebrities everywhere to get over Marilyn Monroe. I get it — she was beautiful, tortured, and talented — but can’t someone think of a more original person to copy? At least Jennifer Aniston had the bright idea to copy Barbra Streisand. Lindsay Lohan has hopped on board the copy-cat train with her new Playboy shoot, where she will be “channeling” Marilyn Monroe’s Tom Kelley nude pictorial. No word yet on whether she’ll follow this up with a Marilyn Monroe tattoo on her arm like Megan Fox. Further Reading: Karina Smirnoff Poses for Playboy — What’s the Point?
Am I the only person on the planet that doesn’t feel a personal connection to Marilyn Monroe? I don’t get it. Sure, she was great. But does that mean that every celebrity has to pose as her, and movies have to be made about her life? Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Kidman already copied a Marilyn Monroe photo-shoot, and Megan Fox has her picture tattooed on her arm. And the great Paris Hilton once proclaimed that she’s the “Marilyn Monroe of today’s generation.” Okay — that last one just made me laugh. So when I heard that Michelle Williams was cast in a new Monroe biopic, I skipped over the blogosphere questions about whether she could pull it off, and asked myself whether it should be made at all.