Pointed finger recipient Lindsay Lohan isn’t known these days for her acting, singing, or basically anything worth writing about in an alumni magazine. But her ability for silently posing in front of a camera has landed her the lead role in First Point, a surf noir created by artist Richard Phillips. As it turns out, the movie’s overwhelming score is composed by Thomas Bangalter, who’s known as one-half of Daft Punk. It’s an unlikely group of collaborators, but as you can see from the trailer, the result seems strangely compelling.
Daft Punk stans will compare the harsh tones in Bangalter’s score to Daft Punk’s work on the Tron: Legacy soundtrack, which didn’t sound so much a robot dance party as a funeral. Lindsay Lohan stans, if they exist (Lo-stans?), will just be glad she’s staying out of trouble. It’s got to be better than making a cameo appearance in a made-for-TV Mean Girls 3: Triple Trouble, at least.
As the press release notes, "Phillips and [director Taylor] Steele explore the psychologically charged tension that arises when a sport of individualism is pursued by a celebrity persona stepping in and out of a characterized state. What results is an existential hall of mirrors wherein fractured identity emerges as Lohan assumes a range of emotionally charged characters with varying degrees of similarity to her own pop-culture persona." First Point premieres this week at the Gagosian Gallery.