Jeanise Jones is not a name you may recall, but the Borat 2 babysitter is someone many people recognize. When you hear that moniker: many smile, some cringe, and a few get pissed.
You see, she was the victim of Sacha Baron Cohen‘s “gotcha” humor in the Borat sequel. There she is, in Oklahoma City, minding her own business babysitting Tutar (played by Maria Bakalova), Borat’s “daughter.” Unknowingly, she is about to get got.
If you haven’t seen Borat 2, which is now available on Prime Video, Tutar goes into this colorful sexist tirade such to make any Sunday School teacher blush.
The Borat 2 babysitter believes she was part of a documentary about different views on child raising and female rights. Throughout the past year, Cohen and Bakalova have been running Jones around a tree making her believe Borat’s daughter thinks men have bigger brains and women can’t drive.
She now knows the truth and was jaded for a minute. Now, a much-deserved wave of generosity has come her way big time.
When a Stranger Calls
Following her being the unknowing victim of Borat treating his daughter like a dog (yes, really), Jeanise Jones goes full-on What Would You Do in rather inspiring fashion. This video is just the beginning of her set-up into “fame”.
Borat hired Jeanise Jones as a professional babysitter to watch Tutar, a 24-year-old girl. The front was Borat is working extra to make money for his daughter’s plastic surgery. As part of the ruse, Borat wanted to “gift” his daughter to “America’s Most Famous Ladies’ Man” Vice President Mike Pence.
For her part in this “fun,” the Borat 2 babysitter was paid only $3,600. Yet, during these escapades, she shows every cynic and hatemonger what a genuine, sane, and caring person can do for others. And now that she knows this was a movie, her reactions have been mixed, to say the least.
“I’m thinking she’s really from a third-world [country] and that’s how they treat women and young girls. I [suggested they] take her to a school and let her observe girls in a classroom who can read and write just like boys. I was thinking it was real, so my thought was they were going to take her to see different things and make it so she could be able to stay in the United States. Evidently, that’s not what happened.”Jeanise Jones, Variety, October 2020
That’s right, girl. Give a finger to the man and try to do your part and plant that seed! Can you imagine being in her shoes, given to her my Hollywood’s greatest prankster?! How did she come off so … normal?
My patience comes from God. I used to not have any patience at all.Jeanise Jones, Variety, October 2020
The Borat 2 Babysitter Sees Prayers Answered for Her
According to Vanity Fair, Jones’ pastor of Oklahoma City’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, Derrick Scobey, set up a GoFundMe account for the Borat 2 babysitter who has been unemployed due to the Coronavirus…and dealing with all this crazy Borat ish!
To date, the GoFundMe account has raised more than $55,000, en route to a goal of $100,000. Jones, who has been hailed as the “moral compass” in this film of very little topographic direction (much less, emotional), felt “betrayed” at first.
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.Jeanise Jones, New York Post, October 2020
In the movie, Jones thinks Borat is full of crap and begins to empower youngish Tutar in the ways of the real world. More than once, Jones tells Tutar she doesn’t need plastic surgery to get married or to find a good man. She encourages this troubled daughter to “be happy” and “use your brain…because your Daddy is a liar!”
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.Jeanise Jones, New York Post, October 2020
Just watch this woman keep a straight face and seriously try to reach out to this misguided teen. In a world of chaos and uncertainty, we need more Jeanise Joneses!
Jones also shares she had her pastor and church pray for Tutar and asking God to help her. Speaking of prayer, there’s a scripture in the Bible that is fitting here:
Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t the devil, but he definitely meant for a little bit of evil to occur with Jeanise Jones. Yet, the Borat 2 babysitter was positioned for a blessing as Borat fans are coming to her rescue. And that, sir, is indeed…