The 21-year-old starlet and her fans overwhelmed New York magazine's Web site and readers complained of not being able to load its pages, which contained nude photos of Lohan posing as Marilyn Monroe.
The photos resemble those taken of Monroe in her mid-30s. Lohan posed in a blond wig for the same photographer who shot the famous Monroe pictures. In the collection, Lohan sports translucent scarves, a veil, diamonds, dramatic eyeliner, freckles, and little else.
Bert Stern shot the photos at the Hotel Bel-Air, the site of his 1962 photo session with Monroe. The location, props, and photographer may be the same, but Lohan's, uh, attributes aren't quite the same. Lohan's measurements weren't included in the captions, but she cuts more of a V-shaped figure, rather than Monroe's legendary full-figured hourglass shape.
That didn't stop the photo spread, titled, "Lindsay Lohan asin 'The Last Sitting,' " from burning up the tubes and servers at on Monday.
The magazine also dished out a little companion piece titled "La Internet Reacts to La Lohan." And, of course, there are reactions to the reaction piece.
"Certainly, many were awed: This Website spent much of yesterday groaning under the weight of sweaty fingers," the magazine explained. " called Bert Stern's photo shoot Lohan's 'greatest role to date.' Defamer predicted that 'this tastefully titillating homage to Marilyn Monroe's "Last Sitting" is poised to sit alongside 's role in Poison Ivy in the pantheon of greatest breast-baring comebacks of all-time.' "
By Wednesday, New York's site and the pictures loaded, handling all the interest in the original spread, the accompanying features, and any other articles readers wanted to access this week. No word on whether that reflects more on the competence of New York's IT pros or decreased traffic.