If I were in charge of Lindsay Lohan's Playboy shoot, I would have posed her lying naked, bruised, and filthy on a pile of crack vials. It would have been hugely controversial and broken sales records for the men's magazine and I would have snottily informed everyone that it was an artistic criticism of her public persona and Lohan would have instantly been cast in a Tarantino film.

Instead, it appears Team Lohan has chosen to portray Lindsay as Marilyn Monroe in her upcoming Playboy spread, in an homage to Monroe's iconic 1949 nude pictorial. Because just like Marilyn, Lindsay is ... tragic and misunderstood? Or seemingly doomed to die at a young age?

Well, the important thing is that according to Hef himself, the photos are both fully nude—and "classy. Very classy."

Marilyn Monroe may not be the first person that comes to mind when you think of who a naked Lindsay Lohan might remind you of (based on some of Lohan's recent appearances, I'd go with Donatella Versace), but with the right lighting, a wig, and a shitload of Photoshop, I'm sure Playboy will be able to work wonders. After all, Lohan's done the nude-Marilyn thing before, and while that was three years and several arrests ago, she actually looked pretty good.

The Playboy piece will surely be a work of technical genius, really, considering the fact that Lindsay had to come back to redo the entire shoot. I have to admit, I'm actually pretty curious to see the photos (however vaguely inappropriate the theme may be), and I'm equally intrigued by the interview that will accompany them. According to Lohan's rep,

The pictorial is absolutely fantastic and very tasteful, and will be accompanied by an interview that will let readers see another side of Lindsay.

The only way I could see another side to Lindsay Lohan is if she straight-up admitted she had major issues and needed help, but I'm willing to be surprised.

If you've been floundering on the perfect Christmas gift this year, good news—Lindsay's Monroe-inspired vajayjay will be appearing in Playboy’s January/February issue, which hits newsstands in late December. While you breathlessly await what will surely become a priceless magazine collector's item, here's a deeply amusing 2005 clip of Lindsay sharing her opinion on nude scenes:



Ae you interested to see how Lindsay's Playboy shoot turns out?

 

Image via New York Magazine