It has been a banner week for TV movies starring Lindsay Lohan.
Now, Variety writes that her 2000 made-for-TV film Life Size is getting a sequel. Best of all, Lohan's costar Tyra Banks is already on board to reprise her role as a doll who is transformed into a sentient being through magic.
If you have not seen Life-Size, do yourself a favor and track it down on YouTube, where it is available in multiple illegally uploaded installments. Here's the plot (Spoiler Alert):
- Lindsay Lohan plays a tomboy with a dead mother.
- One day, she decides to resurrect her mom using voodoo gleaned from a book she steals from a bookstore.
- Meanwhile, Lindsay's single father has become romantically involved with a woman from work, who surprises Lindsay with a gift of an off-brand black Barbie doll ("Eve") on her birthday, even though Lindsay is thirteen years old and not black.
- Following a tense birthday dinner, Lindsay goes upstairs to perform acts against God.
- In order to bring her mother back to life, Lindsay must place some strands of her mother's hair "in the center of the altar—the strongest meridian point."
- All goes according to plan until, unbeknownst to Lindsay, her father's girlfriend uses the sacred hairbrush on Eve.
- Because Eve is an off-brand doll, great clumps of her hair come off in the brush.
- The next day, Lindsay awakes to find Tyra Banks staring at her in bed.
- Later, Tyra Banks almost burns down Lindsay's house while making cookies.
It's a pretty great movie that answers the age old question "What if a doll came to life, though?" with a lot of heart and physical comedy. I can't remember the story wraps up, but I'm pretty sure Eve becomes a doll again, even though Lindsay's horndog father has started to fall in love with her, because she resembles (and is) a Victoria's Secret model.
Tyra Banks will be credited as an executive producer for the sequel. No word yet on whether Lindsay will reprise her role as a young Liz Taylor.