May 05 2014

Jena Malone's Bathtub Blues

New York-Clip of the Week

There's no one in Hollywood quite like Jena Malone. She brings a scrappy, unreserved, possibly unhinged, but admirable strength to her characters. She's also surprisingly un-famous for someone who has has been in so many great films, namely Donnie Darko (2001), Saved! (2004), Pride & Prejudice (2005), and Into the Wild (2007), as well as a couple of solid blockbusters like Contact (1997), Stepmom (1998) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013).

Jena also likes to sing. Accompanied by Lem Jay Ignacio, she formed the musical entity The Shoe which Smagazine described as, "Feist-discovers-Loudon-Wainwright's-medicinecabinet-and-collaborates-with-This-Mortal-Coil sound."

They've been playing together on and off for a few years now, but are set to release their first full-length album I'm Okay on June 3. Stay turned for the second video for The Shoe by Vice's Noisy Acoustics.

Insider's Tip: If you're staying at The Standard, Hollywood then head down to the Lobby to see a piece by Jena in Flowers For The Moon.

Bathtub Moments:
Big Primpin' with Pat Cleveland
Filmmaker Ramón J. Goñi's 'On New Terms'
Cillie Barnes Records In the Bathroom at The Standard, Dowtown LA
Artist Josh Kline bathes his subjects in their choice of San Pellegrino, Poland Spring or Smart Water