Magazines love a good tragedy, don’t they? Any kind of media does. Tragedy sells. It’s that Big Brother complex we’ve developed over the years: we’re not happy with fabricated drama (written fiction, movies), we want to witnessed it with our very own eyes. We’re fully allowing reality shows to reign the world.
Lindsay Lohan’s Vanity Fair October 2010 comes right on time, undoubtedly carefully planned by editors and publishers. Lindsay was just released from jail / rehab and she’s planning a rebound for her personal and professional life. Or so we all hope. Because she’s young, she’s pretty and so she deserves it. (the story continues right after the jump with a behind the scenes video)
The shoot took place on a vintage boat originally built for Judy Garland and the Norman Jean Roy pictorial is actually meant to remind us of Grace Kelly. Too bad it doesn’t. All it does it reminding me of is how shallow and money – oriented everything actually is in any kind of media. Lindsay Lohan’s trial and sentence were so much part of the gossip media that it made her a victim of the system more than anything else. She was so tragically drowned down to this swamp of existential whatever mainly by other people and her fame addicted family. That’s what she said. Is it? Is it not? (Vanity Fair via)