Do you remember the halcyon spring of 2004 when a glorious teen comedy brought a sparkling and perky teen starlet’s freckled face into our life? Of course you do! How can you forget Mean Girls? Wait, you kinda have, you say? Why? Was it the infamous coke-pants? The multiple stints in rehab? Or perhaps I Know Who Killed Me? Maybe the (not really at all) shocking lesbian relationship? Was it Fornarina? Okay, fine, I guess it’s easier to overshadow Lindsay Lohan’s early potential nearly five year’s down the road, but I dare you to watch this and try and tell me that–at one point–you didn’t think Lindsay Lohan was the cutest:
So much cuteness, but it now seems so bittersweet. Even the few brief minutes of the trailer remind me of the sweet scent that was her seemingly promising career; now, though, you vaguely suspect that Lindsay Lohan’s career just smells like cigarettes and train wrecks. And, judging by this Funny or Die video that’s been making its rounds on the internet today, she likely smells of desperation as well:
[UPDATE (7/9/09): The YouTube version of this clip has been yanked, but the link above to Funny or Die still takes you straight to this train wreck of a “comedy” video]
Oh, HAHAHA, she’s capable of poking fun at herself! Self-deprecating celebrities are just like us! This is soooo hysterical, y’all! Except that this is actually just uncomfortably sad. Not because we’re cruelly picking on a young ingenue who is without fault (because, to be fair, she has many, and they’ve unfortunately brought her to this current place); no, this video is pathetic because this is what it looks like when celebrity culture consumes someone whole.