So this morning, I went on Fark to search for some celebrity gossip, when I came upon two different stories about how Lindsay Lohan‘s boobs in Playboy magazine were selling. The first story, coming from Fox News, is claiming that Lindsay’s cover is selling next to nothing, which is probably true because Lindsay already leaked everything you could have seen on the web. Also: because she’s LiLo and this isn’t 2004.
“I’m not surprised at all. Despite Playboy‘s hype, there was nothing particularly shocking or new about this shoot. While these shots may have been slightly closer to full frontal than Lindsay’s previous shots, they weren’t actually full frontal; there was also nothing particularly new about Lindsay dressing up as Marilyn Monroe,” says Lux Alptraum, editor of Fleshbot. “I thought the shots were really boring and didn’t really live up to the promises Playboy had made,” Alptraum added. “If they’d actually gotten full frontal shots of Lindsay, or come up with a fresher, more interesting concept, there might have been more demand for the photos.”
But wait! Here’s TMZ, claiming that the issue is selling like hotcakes, if said hotcakes were covered in so many freckles that you can’t even tell where the actual nipple is.
According to our sources, newsstands in major cities like New York and Los Angeles have had to re-order the issue multiple times. We’re told Playboy is even getting re-orders from cities that usually never order more issues. Our sources say Lindsay’s appearance in the mag has also had an effect online as well … where the mag has seen a huge increase in subscription sales to their online service, iPlayboy.com
So who to believe? On one side, we have people claiming that Lindsay’s issue is selling out, and on the other side, we have people claiming it’s selling jack-shit. Personally, I’d say that the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle, and that it was all probably a lateral move. Let’s face it: Lindsay really isn’t important enough any more to influence things one way or another, so I think the safest bet is to say that the number of straight people who would jack off to anything has more or less remained constant since the last issue.