Lindsay Lohan Now Starring in Art Films

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Lindsay Lohan hasn’t done a movie (well, a good movie) in a long while. One thing she has done, though, is star in a gorgeously shot art film by painter Richard Phillips, debuting next week as part of the Venice Biennale. The film, Lindsay Lohan, is 90 seconds long and features a pensive Lohan at the beach, staring into the camera or lying on her back. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking. She seems so vulnerable. Watch:

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen LiLo in anything but a gossip rag. As noted in the Times, Phillips’ short borrows a lot from Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt; similar to the way Brigitte Bardot was an icon of the ’60s, LiLo is a symbol of our era (for better or for worse). They even kind of look alike, as evidenced by the picture above. The artist described the movie as a “way to think about a new kind of portraiture.” It’s his first try at filmmaking, and LiLo’s first try at Art. (For a more complete history of other celebs’ forays into art, check out Daniel D’Addario’s take at the Observer).

According to Phillips, artist and subject didn’t even meet or speak on the phone before the shoot. It was done in one day and LiLo didn’t get paid, but still “hit every take on the money.”