From a pop-cultural perspective, what's better than a trainwreck celebrity? A self-deprecating trainwreck celebrity, right?
Uh, usually ... but not always.
Case in point: Lindsay Lohan, the new face of Lawyer.com. BuzzFeed has already pronounced her first ad (above) to be "iconic"but yeah, no, it's not. For one thing, there's the cheesy setan attempted simulacrum of an accessible lawyer's office, complete with pink flowers on desks and a pink water cooler. And then there's the script, delivered by an antsy Lohan, who begins by saying, "When Lawyer.com first reached out to me, um, I was confused and a little scared, because I thought I was in trouble." She lets out a quick laugh, then adds, "But when they asked me to be their spokesperson, I was intrigued. After meeting with the team, I realized that Lawyer.com is just about helping people."