The Mockumentary Emerging From January Jones's Instagram Is Legit Art

The Mockumentary Emerging From January Jones's Instagram Is Legit Art

Depending on how quickly you typically scroll down to the "Personal life" section of a celebrity's Wikipedia page, January Jones is either best known for freezing viewers' nipples off as Betty Draper on Mad Men or mothering a mysteriously but definitely famously fathered child. Until recently, her social media presence reflected such a lifestyle: photos from shoots, videos from glamorous events, typical Hollywood stuff. But about a month ago, as the actress presumably found herself with a lot more time on her hands, things started getting ... weird. Apparently, Jones is using this time to indulge in her secret passion: bizarre performance art.

Once you get past the mask, which would be creepy even if it wasn't emitting an angry red light, in the above piece, titled "Skin: 5," you realize it's not even the weirdest thing about the video. The sweatpants, the Coors Light, the environmentally friendly reusable straw, and the mask -- that cost more than three months of your rent -- all come together to say something about wealth and celebrity, it's just not clear what. Unsettling masks are a recurring motif in her body of work, as seen in a later video in which she dons a fancy robe to sweep her foyer hilariously ineffectively.

Next, she excitedly shared her discovery of a hidden talent uncovered by the impulse purchase of tap shoes following a viewing of Annie. Spoiler: She's so bad she scares the dog that's always wandering around in the background.

A week later, Jones appeared in her garden in another fancy robe, dramatically whining about construction noise to her son, the video's "director." She gives us a stationary tour of the garden, which includes "some rosemary here and some roses, and this ... nice bush is ... um ... I didn't plant them," while her son urges her to emote.

Her most recent installment is another terrible but impressively straight-faced dance routine. This time, it's ballet, and it's to the Jurassic Park theme.

This appeared to be the last straw for Mad Men co-star Christina Hendricks.

actually christinahendricks o What is actually happening? 2d 435 likes Reply

We can only hope that Jones' reply is the only thing here that's not a fantastic joke.

januaryjones @actuallychristinahendrick I'm bored and S documenting my full breakdown for everyone. Later there will be a documentary about it on @net

Manna's Twitter is also bizarre performance art.

Top Image: January Jones/Instagram


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