MTV‘s new series Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club has it all, sun, sex, sand, sea… just not very much of Lohan –so far.
And maybe that’s a good thing –for her. Her new moniker “boss bitch,” shows she wants to take the reigns and not let herself be exploited.
A group of Americans were imported to work at the Mykonos beach club, bartending and encouraging VIP clients to spend bigly. At one point, Lohan cries when realizing this reality TV biz work might jeopardize her club’s reputation.
Case in point, one night Lohan makes a surprise visit to the VIP host house to say hi, and finds one of the hostesses swimming in the pool – without a shirt on! (Shockerooo!)
“When you meet your boss, don’t show up in a bra. It’s like me going to meet Steven Spielberg in a bra.”
Other accounts of the show have been ultra-critical. Like the The Daily Beast‘s assessment,
The viewer’s first instinct is to feel bad for Lindsay Lohan, a once promising and beloved actress who’s been reduced to a figurehead, periodically emerging, skeletal and caftan’d, from her oceanside Cabana. But if the stilted, not-quite-there Lohan of Beach Club is able to authentically convey one thing, it’s resilience. This might not be the comeback Lohan wanted, but she’s dead set on working with the hand she’s been dealt. And at the heart of this utterly soulless show, there’s a shockingly poignant story. During one of many awkward, clearly for-the-cameras conversations between Lohan and her business partner, Panos, Lindsay references a time when her ex-boyfriend hit her on the beach in Mykonos. In a subsequent talking-head interview, Lohan explains,
“I was in a very tumultuous relationship… Instead of crying or getting angry, I said I’m going to own this beach one day, because I always want everyone to feel safe.”
Real drama, and you feel for her.
But there ARE ridiculous things that make for good reality TV. Like one of Lohan’s VIP guests, Lakis Gavalas.
Gavalas is described as an ex-fashion designer (who reportedly has been arrested several times for tax evasion, info we don’t get on on the show.) And he has a Yorkie named Sex… and wears a way too big floppy hats. Enough said? Watch the clip.
So, we’ll keep watching to see if the train wrecks, flys off the tracks or just gets stuck in the station.
(Photo, MTV; via Daily Beast)