Who is Jeanise Jones and was the Borat 2 babysitter in on the joke? Let’s explore the sequel as fans flock to Twitter to praise her inclusion.
What is the best comedy film of the 2000s?
You often hear people argue a case for the likes of Mean Girls, Superbad, Anchorman, Step Brothers, Shaun of the Dead and a wealth of others.
However, no discussion is complete without somebody praising Borat.
The 2006 film directed by Larry Charles and starring Sacha Baron Cohen swiftly became iconic and catchphrases were muttered everywhere… very nice!
Mankinis became Halloween costume essentials and while they’ve faded from popularity more recently, the face-mask version is sure to replace it now that Borat Subsequent Moviefilm has been unveiled.
The unexpected sequel arrived on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, October 23rd 2020 and rewards fans with an abundance of hilarious and shocking moments.
However, this is very much a film with heart in places…
Who is Jeanise Jones in Borat 2?
- Jeanise Jones is the babysitter which Borat leaves his daughter with in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
After Borat discovers he’s short of money to pay for his teenage daughter’s – Tutar Sagdiyev played by Maria Bakalova – breast implants, he decides he needs to head out and raise the rest of the cash.
In the meantime, he drops her off with a babysitter and she is clearly in shock at Borat’s treatment of Tutar; he instructs Jeanise to give her water from an animal’s bowl and equips her with a ball and chain he claims makes her feel safe.
In a later scene, Jeanise dispels Borat’s myths that women can’t read or drive etc., explaining: “I understand what you’re saying, that your daddy told you that, but that’s not the real world.”
Subsequently, perhaps the film’s most touching scene arrives when Jeanise explains to Tutar that she doesn’t need to get surgery and that she’s beautiful as she is: “You’re pretty and you’re young and any man should like you as you are. You shouldn’t wanna be anyone else but yourself.”
The conversation enlightens Tutar and she decides not to get the surgery and instead pursues a career as a journalist.
Borat later goes to visit Jeanise to get the ball and chain back and she explains to him that his actions should hurt him.
“Shouldn’t she make the decision on who she marries?” she asks him.
It’s a pivotal scene in the film in which Borat realises what he must do.
Borat 2: Is Jeanise Jones in on the joke?
As highlighted by the New York Post, the 62-year-old revealed that she wasn’t in on the joke and explained the situation:
“I’m feeling like she’s from the Third World and that kind of stuff does happen where they sell women. I’m thinking this is for real so I felt kind of betrayed by it… They told me it was a documentary for this young lady to understand she has rights and she can do whatever a man can do. I felt pain for her and tried [to see] if there’s any way we can get through to her that she doesn’t need to do all that.”
As noted by The Independent, she was told they were making a documentary about women’s rights.
The previous source also adds that the Borat 2 production team found her through the Oklahoma church and that she was paid $3,600 to participate in the documentary.
Fans praise her on Twitter
Audiences have praised her over on Twitter.
Check out a selection of tweets:
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