LINDSAYBravo, Lindsay! Sure, rolling around in blood and sucking off guns was kitschy fun, but this is much better for you. Dive into painter Richard Phillips’s first short film, wherein a water-loving Lohan emotes classic cinema tributes in a bikini.

Can you see “Brigitte Bardot smoldering in Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt or “the searing psychosexual interplay of Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullman in Ingmar Bergman’s Persona?” Yeah, whatever. Now if she can last longer than a 90 second short, she’ll be right back on track.

Renowned for his intentional pop-culture cheese and soft-porn surrealism, Richard Phillips beams about his star:

Lindsay has an incredible emotional and physical presence on screen that holds an existential vulnerability, while harnessing the power of the transcendental—the moment in transition. She is able to connect with us past all of our memory and projection, expressing our own inner eminence.

Yes, clap clap clap. More revealing (and clear) is this famous quote by Phillips:

My pictures involve a kind of wasted beauty – that’s always been a thread in my work.

See Richard Phillips’ Lindsay Lohan in “Commercial Break,” Group show presented by the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Jun 1 – Jun 5, Venice (Concurrent with Biennale di Venezia).