Lindsay Lohan returns to theaters, as naked junkie

Wed Sep 1, 2010 7:50am EDT
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By Jay A. Fernandez

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Poor Lindsay. She can't catch a break.

Released early from rehab and free again to pursue personal and professional rehabilitation, Lindsay Lohan has an opportunity to re-enter the public consciousness with the seriousness of a newly clean starlet intent on sobriety. And then here comes "Machete."

When Robert Rodriguez's Mexploitation flick opens Friday, Lohan will have been out of jail and rehab for a mere 10 days. And the vision that fans, family and friends will see of her in the film is that of a rich, spoiled junkie who makes money on the side by doing homemade sex videos -- with her mom.

She can kiss those Kids' Choice Awards goodbye.

"I want my career back," Lohan told Vanity Fair in an interview last month before heading to jail. If that's true, she's not doing herself any favors.

For most actors, a public image is cultivated like a rare plant that needs endless sunlight while being constantly cleaned of dirt. For Lohan, the past few years have been more like a Ferrari she takes straight from the car wash to the demolition derby.

As April, the errant daughter of a corrupt political operative, Lohan makes her entrance in "Machete" passed out on a filthy mattress in a drug den surrounded by gun-toting ruffians. Rescued by her pop, she is dumped into a car and swivels her drugged-out face toward him to say, "Sorry, Daddy."

In real life, Lohan feels she's the one owed an apology.   Continued...