Maureen Ryan takes a look at Lifetime’s “Liz & Dick.” Added bonus: She made a drinking game.

All it really does is make you sad about what’s become of Lindsay Lohan, and wonder at the motivations of the filmmakers who put her in this cheap-looking, exploitative movie.

Exploitation really is the name of the game here; the whole point of casting Lohan was to draft off her status as a formerly promising actress who some time ago became a tabloid fodder thanks to her career-destroying antics. The casting of Lohan would ensure coverage of the production itself, and then more “Can she manage a comeback” chatter once the movie’s air date approached. It’s one way to get attention for a project, I guess.

Here’s Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor, the older version, and Cleopatra. Happy Thursday.

Carol Burnett fondly recalls being pranked by Dame Elizabeth Taylor on ‘All My Children.’

Elizabeth Taylor outtakes from ‘General Hospital.’

"I’m sorry folks, I’m not used to acting."

Flashback to 1990s CBS w/ Elizabeth Taylor.

popeater:

RIP Liz Taylor, age 79.
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popeater:

RIP Liz Taylor, age 79.

Credit: Getty Images

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