Though we’re still not sure whether Liz & Dick is a triumph or a train wreck, this salacious teaser trailer for Lifetime’s anticipated Elizabeth Taylor biopic — starring Lindsay Lohan and New Zealand-born TV vet Grant Bowler — demonstrates how the network is hoping to use Lohan’s tabloid appeal to drum up interest. When the actress appears onscreen next to words like “infamous,” “scandalous,” and “dangerous,” the parallel being drawn between the off-screen drama of Liz and Linds is pretty obvious.
If you thrill to the sound of lines clearly softened for a basic cable audience (“You’re screwing that witch?”) or the image of a drunk woman dramatically throwing a bottle at her lover, this is the trailer for you. Get a preview of “this year’s most controversial, provocative, scandal love affairs diamonds paparazzi, biggest television event” — and yes, that’s a direct quote — below:
Liz & Dick airs this November on Lifetime