When you think of Lindsay Lohan, a few things pop into your mind automatically – unfortunately it just so happens that none of these things will involve Lindsay Lohan's professional career or any films she's ever been in.
Instead, the phrase 'Lindsay Lohan' probably inspires terrifying imagery of a skinny woman doing lots of dumb things at a party. With no knickers on. And then being shouted at for being an idiot. Right? We're right, aren't we? In fact we'd probably go so far as to say that Lindsay Lohan is the definitive party-girl of her generation. But, while we'd be happy enough for Lindsay Lohan to give up making rubbish films about crazy cars to concentrate fully on titting about at parties all the time, this isn't what Lindsay Lohan wants. In fact, Lindsay Lohan has been carping on to Oprah Winfrey about how much she hates her party-girl reputation.
Lindsay Lohan is a woman at a crossroads. Behind her lay a bunch of kid's movies like Parent Trap and Herbie: Fully Loaded that she wants to move away from. But ahead of Lindsay Lohan are two separate paths. One is marked 'serious Oscar contender' and the other is marked 'freaky boozehound' and, at the moment, Lindsay Lohan doesn't seem to know which one to go for. On the one hand, Lindsay Lohan has started to make more mature films, about Bobby Kennedy getting shot and John Lennon getting shot and having lots of lesbian sex with Keira Knightley. And she's started backing this up with serious politically-charged statements and, um, wanting to go to Iraq with a gun.
OK, so Lindsay Lohan isn't really ready to be taken seriously at the moment, and that's because she's about 300 times more well-known for doing all kinds of cack-headed stuff like crashing her car and having sex with McFly and smashing her body up on a teacup. This lesbian poledancing Lindsay Lohan is the famous Lindsay Lohan – people would much rather hear about Lindsay Lohan's bulimia than Lindsay Lohan's role in a Robert Altman film. And this has annoyed Lindsay Lohan so much that's she gone on Oprah to yammer on about it.
Following in the footsteps of all sorts of women who want to get stuff off their chest – like Jennifer Aniston's split and Madonna's adoption and Kirstie Alley's bikini – Lindsay Lohan has appeared on Oprah, ostensibly to big-up her new movie Bobby, but really to complain about her party-girl image, as People reports. When Lindsay Lohan was asked if she deserved her party-girl reputation, she replied:
"I hate that! No. I mean, I've been acting my whole life. And this is what I love to do. And I'm very lucky and blessed to be able to do that… I'm 20 years old. Is it a crime to go … dancing with your friends? I have a life and I have my family and I have work and I have those three things."
But Lindsay Lohan does seem to want to calm down her hard-partying ways – she recently gave herself 10 years to get married – but perhaps there's a deeper reason for Lindsay Lohan to slow down. After all, if she concentrates on her work instead of galavanting around all the time, she'll be a lot less nervous about William H Macy springing out of nowhere and kicking her arse.