I am unashamedly obsessed with every project Lindsay Lohan has put her name to – well, everything but her legal woes. So when news broke that the 32-year-old actress, influencer and entrepreneur will feature in reality TV show Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club (starts Wed., Jan. 9 at 12pm on MTV), I stopped in my tracks, tagged my nostalgia-loving friends and commented “Grool.”
Sure, I don’t expect the series to have a brilliant script, like the Tina Fey-penned one she had to work with in Mean Girls, or anticipate Lohan’s adorable little twin popping up, like in Parent Trap (which, by the way, allowed her to showcase her acting ability at the age of 10 when she played two characters), but I am intent on binge-watching with a glass of red in hand.
The show is set to give fans a glimpse of a few different sides of the tabloid favourite as she broadens her business empire in Mykonos, Greece, by launching new club Lohan Beach House. Word on the street is Lohan gets her bossy boots on, calling all the shots with her hand-picked team of ambitious VIP hosts, who will strive to make her new establishment the definition of a luxury vacation destination.
Dare I say it, but I truly believe the series may not only resurrect Lohan’s career (something she desperately needs) but might also add a bit of variety to our diet of heavily scripted reality TV dating shows, which at this stage are just so bloody predictable.
As someone who has followed Lohan from her 2004 pop hit “Rumors” to those recent humiliating but hilarious dance moves in Mykonos, I’m down for whatever Hollywood’s most scandalous redhead has to offer. And judging by the posters which have been released for Beach Club, we can expect her to be dressed in an array of bikinis and kaftans that might as well be sponsored by Camilla herself.
But if you want something more than flowing beachwear and loads of hot young eye candy from your reality TV obsessions, it’s pretty much guaranteed Miss Lohan will bring the drama.
“I’ve gone through so much in my past,” she says, posing in a peacock chair on an exotic beach in the trailer for the MTV show. “People have always given me trouble for going to clubs, so why don’t I just open my own? The self-proclaimed “boss bitch” adds: “I want to build an empire here.”
I have no idea exactly how the actress is going to manage in the gritty hospitality industry – that’s not really the point of Beach Club, is it? – but if the experience of her former friends Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie on The Simple Life are anything to go by, the show will not be short of laughs. •