Borat 2 babysitter feels betrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen’s second outing as an eccentric resident of Kazakhstan in Borate 2 makes headlines every other day. Regardless of whether it is Maria Bakalova’s delightful performance or her controversial conclusion, the film makes all the right noises except for an eyebrow-raising image. The friendly babysitter who helped Tutar recognize her father’s misogyny feels “betrayed” by Borat 2 filmmakers.
One of the many reasons Borat, and now Borat 2, have been successful is the length up to which Sacha Baron Cohen and the rest of the team was ready to go to make the public part of their conspiracy. While episode two has been criticized for resorting to obviously planned meetings with all of the shopkeepers we see in the film, the interaction of Borat and Tutor with Jeanise Jones, 62, a professional babysitter, is the most real and authentic.
Jones babysits Borat’s 15-year-old daughter while he goes out to earn the money to buy Tutor’s breast implants to turn her into a “pretty woman” and then give her to US Vice President Mike Pence. While selecting odd jobs out there to raise the money, Jones actually bonds with his daughter and is shocked to discover her skewed definition of what it means to be a woman. She points out that Borat is a sexist man and Tutar doesn’t need plastic surgery to get married. Because of her, Tutor finally realizes that she is not an object to be owned and that she has the freedom to have every right out there.
But obviously everything was a setup. While Bakalova, Cohen, and the filmmakers were aware of this, Jones was convinced that she was starring in a documentary on women’s rights. Little did she know that Borat was just a character and that Sacha Baron Cohen is in disguise. It was real to Jones that Borat intended to give away his daughter in exchange for favors from his country’s government
“I feel like she’s from the third world and things like that happen where they sell women. I think that’s real, so I felt kind of cheated.”
Speaking to the New York Post, Jones said the filmmakers had never revealed that she was in a satirical film, and confessed that she was disappointed that they were hiding the truth. Jones was recruited from Ebenezer Baptist Church in Oklahoma City after production reached out to the church’s pastor Derrick Scobey explaining that they needed a “naughty” black grandmother in her 70s to be part of their documentary.
From the many community members the production interacted with, they selected Jones. She received around $ 3,600 for participation and was informed that the documentary would be released overseas in November 2020. She believed Tutar was a real person who is 15 years old and who is being misled about their rights.
“They told me it was a documentary for this young lady to understand that she has rights and she can do anything a man can. I felt pain for her and tried [to see] If we can get through to her in any way, she doesn’t have to do any of that. ”
Little did Jones know that it was all a production, she became seriously concerned about “Tutar” after filming her scenes in Oklahoma and Washington state. She and other parishioners in her church even prayed for her well-being, hoping that she would be safe.
“We were concerned,” said Jones. “We were up there praying for her and asking God to help her, and we did what we thought was Christian.”
Jones was shocked to learn the truth after her cousin showed her the trailer for the Amazon Prime movie. While Jones is only dismayed at the duplicity, her pastor wants Baron Cohen to apologize to her and pay her the compensation she deserves for being the film’s “moral compass”.
“I’d love to see him on a Zoom call, if nothing else, in a very lighthearted way. ‘Sorry we pulled one over you,'” said Scobey. He even set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Jones. “It just means she has the short end of the stick, you love her all over the world so it would be a blessing if you donated.”
The producers of Borat 2 and Cohen have yet to respond to the claims, so it remains to be seen whether or not an apology and / or better compensation for Jones is in the pipeline. This is courtesy of the New York Post.
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