So, our very own MarindaLiza mentioned this a while ago, Lindsay Lohan was going to pose for Playboy and her mother was ecstatic. She has done so now, and meanwhile back at the mansion Hugh has spoken about it.
Hugh Hefner, the 85 year old Playboy founder and now recent reality television star, has never been soft spoken about his lifestyle, his wardrobe or his magazine. Playboy has launched the careers of stars like Anna Nicole Smith and Pamela Anderson and has featured celebs like Kim Kardashian *vomit* and Jenny McCarthy. So it seems natural to feature the troubled media star of the moment Lindsay Lohan.
Hugh Hefner admits to being initially skeptical about the prospect of featuring Lindsay Lohan in a nude pictorial, who at the time was in the middle of courtroom drama surrounding her inability to complete probation. She has often exhibited erratic behavior in both her personal life and professional life.
“I wasn’t quite sure where she was at in her life, obviously,” Hugh Hefner told E! news. “It depends on whether it’s Tuesday or Thursday.”
The concept of the entire shoot was his idea and based around the very first Playboy shoot, which featured Marilyn Monroe, an idol of Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay Lohan and her handler’s initially did not want to do a nude shoot, but the group was reassured that the entire shoot would be done in a very classy way. The first round of photos were actually thrown out by Hugh Hefner and the entire spread was re-shot just hours before Lindsay Lohan reported to jail for a 5-hour stint. The end result is a blonde Lindsay Lohan posing before a red velvet back drop in nothing but stilettos.
The buzz around the issue has been so huge that the pictures were leaked on the internet, causing Playboy to release the issue 10 days earlier that expected. “It became a stocking stuffer!” joked Hefner.
Any models I’ve worked with, for both photography and/or makeup know that I completely support anyones decision to pose nude or to choose NOT to. I always tell the people that do, that I admire how they can be so comfortable in their own skin to do so, I know I could NEVER do it, it is beyond me, and at the end of the day, everyone has the right to choose whether or not they want to, so from seeing these images for the Playboy pictorial – I have gained some respect for Lindsay (anyone would know I don’t have much respect for her), because it would be the hardest thing in the world for me to do, they are very “vintage-nude” beautiful.
I also understand, posing nude to most people seems taboo – when I first got into the industry I was sceptical, but at the end of the day, if it offends you that someone has done it – don’t look and no one is going to make you do it, unless you want to.
ah, the joys of living in a free world! ;)
So Pouters, I’m curious to know what are your thoughts and opinions of posing nude and Lindsay Lohans’s Playboy feature?