Liz and Dick – Why We’ve Forgotten Lindsay Lohan IS a Good Actress

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It’s very easy to forget that youth is a time for reckless abandon; partying, finding yourself (sometimes with the wrong person and in the wrong place at the wrong time), buying those shoes, handbags or what not that you know is way over your budget but not giving a damn because you had to have them…next, breaking up over and over again with a boyfriend or girlfriend you know is toxic, but they’re hot and the sex is great (or so you think), drinking way too much, puking your guts out, passing out in your clothes and make-up, waking up later that morning feeling like warmed over death, only to do all again the next night because that’s what young people do. 

Lindsay Lohan is no different from any other out-of-control youth who thinks she’s got it ALL under control. No one can tell a young person shit and I was no exception. But here’s the thing, she’s an addict and as an addict with a self-destructive personality, she has to stay away from certain stressors and triggers that can negate any progress she’s made. Lindsay left Los Angeles waxing poetic about how LA is too this and too that. So now she’s in New York and guess what, her ass is in a jam yet again. Why, because she has not really embraced who she is in regards to her addiction. She’s gotten nothing under control until she owns up to her addictions and completely exorcises the things and people that keeps pulling her down into the abyss. Unfortunately we’ll keep seeing the Lindsay headlines until, and I’m hoping this will never happen, the’ll be a final tragic headline of her death.

When she was younger, Lindsay was heralded as a great young actress in the making and I still think her talent is there. However, the Hollywood powers-that-be and the public’s patience, has run short.We live in a instant gratification society. Our attention span is mega-short and we’re always looking for the next great idea, hot gadget, newest gizmo and “it boy and girl”. That’s the reality of a social media driven world.  If she wants to salvage what’s left of her career, it’s time for her to be honest with herself and those around her about what’s important. She’s 26 yrs. old now and yes that’s still young enough to turn her life around, but how many chances does one person get?

During the press junket for “A Prairie Home Companion”, Meryl was asked about Lindsay and her talent, Meryl, who is considered the grande dame of the Hollywood elite, had nothing but praise and hope for Lindsay to achieve her full potential. When you an Academy Award winning actress of Streep’s caliber pulling for you, you need to seriously step back and reflect on where you’re going wrong. But in true Lindsay form, she just got into more trouble and continued her descent.

Now, here we are with la Lohan playing one of the most beloved and iconic actresses of the golden era of Hollywood albeit on Lifetime, but it is a step in the right direction or so we thought. What happened during the filming of Dick and Liz, Lindsay gets into another car accident and of course, as usual, it wasn’t her fault. And by the way, someone needs to take away her keys or a judge needs to order her not to drive because Ms. Thang is a menace, but that’s just a mini rant of mine.

 

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