Entertainment
by Andy Moore on January 17, 2013

Let's backtrack: Last week, the New York Times Magazine released this incredibly entertaining story on the making of the new film “The Canyons,” a movie written by “American Psycho” scribe Brett Easton Ellis and directed by “Taxi Driver's” Paul Schrader. The movie is apparently nuts—funds for it were raised on Kickstarter, its budget is maybe $250,000, and it promises to be an NC-17 “sexual thriller” with porn star James Deen as the co-lead—but even with that amount of crazy, the most interesting scenes from the Times' story all came from star Lindsay Lohan. 

It starts in the first paragraph. There's this really weird thing that writer Stephen Rodrick points out and never discusses again, and I remember reading it twice to make sure I was reading it correctly (emphasis mine).

Lindsay Lohan moves through the Chateau Marmont as if she owns the place, but in a debtor-prison kind of way. She’ll soon owe the hotel $46,000. Heads turn subtly as she slinks toward a table to meet a young producer and an old director. The actress’s mother, Dina Lohan, sits at the next table. Mom sweeps blond hair behind her ear and tries to eavesdrop. A few tables away, a distinguished-looking middle-aged man patiently waits for the actress. He has a stack of presents for her.

 

Doesn't that sound like she's a hooker? An older guy falling for her and giving her presents, and doing it in public, rather than in private like you would do with your girlfriend? Wouldn't it make sense too for her to be an escort, considering how far her career has fallen? So this isn't really coming out of nowhere today:

According to her father, Michael Lohan, Lindsay “is getting paid to date rich men. Dina is pimpin her out. It's disgusting.” A second source confirms the story. “The dates last for days, and the guys pay for everything — hotel, travel costs, food, whatever — as well as jewelry and other gifts.” While she might just be receiving a fee to act as “arm candy for wealthy men who like to be seen with beautiful and famous women.” Clients include Prince Haji Abdul Azim, third in line to the throne of Brunei, and Spanish-American painter Domingo Zapata.

 

I know it's been said ad nauseum over the last few years, but, man, for so many guys who grew up crushing on her hard in “Mean Girls,” it's been bizarre to watch this fall since 2004. What the hell happened?