"Right now, it's all tease without real Lindsay-like spiraling," mused Michael Musto, culture critic for The Village Voice. "I'm glad she's able to express herself and break the mold in a mildly punky way. She's being real and that's actually healthier than pretending to be something she's not."
One wonders, though, who Momsen will be in ten years. Lohan saved the serious acting out for her twenties; Momsen might peak before she's legal. If that happens, maybe she'll tire of trying to top herself, put on some pants, wash off the layers of eye makeup, and donate those Lucite heels to a stripper in need.
Or, she could trip down Lohan's path to Lynwood sooner rather than later.
"I think a lot of these girls are old souls by the time they're in their twenties," Schwartz said. "They've had a lot of living and it's affected their heart and their brain. We all take risks when we're 16 and we all have adventures, but they go through their life cycles so quickly."