On July 8, 2020, social media expert Alexis Wilson tweeted one of the most confounding observations to come out of quarantine—and it involves Demi Moore's bathroom. We've seen strange celebrity shelter-in-place content before (we're looking at you, Natalie Portman and your mysterious kitchen), but Moore's might just take the cake. Wilson's tweet sums it up best:
We Need to Talk About Demi Moore’s Bathroom
The photos are taken from Moore's own Instagram account, where she posted and captioned the images, "Excited to finally share what I’ve been working on! First episode of #DirtyDiana drops Monday, July 13. Trailer in bio." Dirty Diana is a new erotic scripted podcast series that Moore produced and stars in—take a listen to the trailer here (psst: it is NSFW...or kids).
And yet...her bathroom is...anything but erotic. Let's explore.
As Wilson pointed out, the carpet and and couch really just throw you for a loop—who would ever want that much plush material in a bathroom? Think of the mildew! So, maybe it's just temporary. Moore's promoting a podcast after all, and it looks like she's been recording—the headphones, the microphone, the script (the latter two seen in the second photo). So maybe she made a little make-shift studio in her bathroom. That would make the carpet and the couch make sense—they absorb the echo.
On closer inspection, this is no temporary carpet. Temporary carpet doesn't perfectly line the toilet base. And speaking of a toilet, where do we begin? Who wants their desk and very fibrous couch near an open toilet? Even in our work-from-home ad hoc set ups, taking a bathroom break is a respite from the work day. Is Moore stepping away from her couch-desk and hopping to her exposed toilet? Sure, Moore probably has countless toilets to choose from in her mansion, but...it seems tempting, doesn't it? Do the coworkers on her iPad know what could be possibly happening just offscreen?
There's also the fact that one doesn't usually record sound next to open, porcelain basins, of which there are two in Moore's set up: the toilet and the tub across from her.
As several commenters on Wilson's thread note, there's also the issue of the knight. Yes, a life-size knight statue (or at least his feet) overlooking the bathtub. Is this Moore's take on erotica? We may never know.
What we do know?
Moore and her whole family found Wilson's thread just as funny as we did.