Lindsay Lohan’s mugshot deconstructed
Not for the first time in her life, Lindsay Lohan finds herself in front of a police camera. Perhaps that’s why her latest mug shot, taken yesterday at the Santa Monica Police Department, where the actor was answering a varied list of charges, oozes self-confidence. The baseball jacket imparts a kind of all-American casualness, while the eyebrows – plucked to perfection, coloured to match her copper dye job and raised just so – frame an expression that is the epitome of insouciance. Celebrity mug shots traditionally show a star who is rebellious, belligerent or amused. Lohan’s latest manages to be all these things at once. It’s hard to know what to make of what has been happening to Lohan’s life over the last decade. Like many a “troubled” star, their numerous brushes with the law move from spectacle, to tragedy, to wallpaper. This expression says: “I’m in control, and I’m above it all.” Whether it reflects what’s actually going on in Lohan’s head is another thing altogether.