Reports are circulating — and mom Dina Lohan has confirmed — that beleaguered actress Lindsay Lohan is making plans to try to pose for Playboy in a bid to revive her sputtering brand. Since her last nude photo shoot didn’t reinvent her as a Hollywood darling, baring her breasts a second time probably won’t win her any more points.
Nudity is a funny thing in Hollywood. The Kate Winslets and Julianne Moores of the world can bare all in the name of art and everyone applauds. But for a celebrity on the brink of a professional and personal crisis, the decision to pose nude is often little more than a desperate Hail Mary pass to stay relevant.
Cases in point: Over-augmented “Hills” reality star Heidi Montag negotiated a reported six-figure deal to pose for Playboy when she was closing in on the end of her 15 minutes of fame. This was her “sweet spot” — the time before the public begins to lose interest and while a magazine’s willingness to pay is still high.
“Beverly Hills 90210″ bad girl Shannen Doherty posed for Playboy twice, once in 1994 and again in 2003. What’s Doherty up to these days? No one really cares — although she did just tie the knot for the third time.
So what do you think? Will posing nude in Playboy help Lindsay’s career?