Lindsay Lohan is still being shredded by critics for her comeback-ish performance as Liz Taylor in Liz & Dick, but the troubled starlet isn’t without her supporters. Her family loved the film, and so did Lady Gaga.
Lindsay was apparently “devastated” by the vicious early reviews of Liz & Dick and ignored the Twitter fallout after it’s premiere. Her mother, Dina Lohan, told The Huffington Post “We all loved the movie,” signing her email with a smiley face and the words “onwards and upwards.”
The worst part about Liz & Dick wasn’t the bad reviews, it was the ratings. The film only pulled in 3.5 million viewers, performing well-under other Lifetime TV films like Steel Magnolias, Drew Peterson: Untouchable and Abducted: The Carlina White Story.
“Those reviews would have been irrelevant had she delivered massive numbers,” Media Masters’ Amy Rosenblum said. “Steel Magnolias got 6.5 million viewers. Had Lindsay got a number like that, that would be the story. The reviews and Twitter comments would become invisible. Unfortunately for Lindsay, that wasn’t the case.”
But one high-profile Twitter user was incredibly supportive of Lindsay’s performance in Liz & Dick: Gal-pal Lady Gaga.
Visiting Lindsay’s Twitter also shows that many others are supporting the actress’s performance as Liza Taylor in Liz & Dick, with Lindsay herself retweeting her positive reviews in an effort to drown out the vitriol.
I haven’t seen Liz & Dick, but I might be one of the few left who really believe Lindsay can turn her life and career around. Chin up, kiddo. TheCanyons is next, and with a talent like Bret Easton Ellis behind a film, you certainly can’t go wrong.