Oh Lindsay Lohan, why can’t you let Lindsay Lohan be great? That’s what we’re taking away from these new photos from Lilo’s Liz & Dick movie released by Lifetime today. They (and she!) look glossy and lovely and imbued with the exact amount of camp you would hope for in a Lifetime movie starring Lindsay Lohan as a middle-aged Elizabeth Taylor. So why do we have to get distracted from Lindsay’s proudly B-list achievements with news that somebody did $100,000 worth of damage to Taylor’s original trailer from the Cleopatra set? As people who genuinely want Lindsay to have a normal, successful week, this is so frustrating!
In the photos, we actually get a glimpse of Lindsay as Taylor in 1963’s Cleopatra, in addition to her chemistry with True Blood‘s Grant Bowler as the love of Liz’s life Richard Burton. Yes. Yes, he will do nicely. Meanwhile, a woman by the name of Angel Alger says she loaned Taylor’s trailer to the film’s production, only to have it returned to her covered in cigarette ash, filled with broken glass and missing several antique pieces such as a rocking chair and telephone. Alger has already blamed Lohan for the damage, to which Lilo’s rep Steve Honig immediately replied, “Lindsay had nothing to do with it. It’s an absurd story.” We should hope so! That late ’80s Elizabeth Taylor wig can help us forgive a lot of ills, Lindsay, but not all of them. Not all of them.