14 years ago, a movie burst into public consciousness, simultaneously titillating and horrifying the American public. It was called Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan — Borat, for short — and it was created by one-man meme-generator and actor Sacha Baron Cohen.
Between its risqué shenanigans (who can forget the nude hotel fight?) and bare-faced lampooning of American culture (remember the whole idiot-patriot cowboys bit?), the film, which toed a thin line between documentary and fiction, captured the American zeitgeist.
And now it looks as though we're set for a sequel...
This year's been a nightmare for movies.Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, releases are being pushed back left and right.
But we've had some unexpected good movie news.A 2006 classic may just be coming back...
Remember Borat?It was just as cringey and crazy as it was watchable.
Sacha Baran Cohen starred as the eponymous lead.He's gone on to star in other risque roles in Bruno and The Dictator.
But we'd all been missing Borat.Until ... now?
Borat is an ongoing source of memes.Remember when people walked around saying "niiice," and "sexy times" and "vagine?" Remember all the placards with photos of Borat, supporting America's "war of terror?"
The movie was so infamous, Kazakhastan's authorities banned the film and threatened to sue Baron Cohen.But then, something strange happened. They did a complete 180. Apparently, Borat was so popular, it attracted more tourists to visit the country. In April 2016, Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov even told politicians that after the film's release "the number of visas issued by Kazakhstan grew tenfold." He added, "I am grateful to 'Borat' for helping attract tourists to Kazakhstan." Niiice...
Borat was not only an international juggernaut, it also sparked a fashion revolution.
The Borat mankini was so popular, people even made art out of it.One artist did a painting of Donald Trump in the glorious one-piece, and The Huffington Post struggled at length for a suitable name to call it, although we personally like "The Persistence Of Memory You Can’t Unremember" best.
But since 2006, we've sadly been basically Borat free.Sure, he's popped up here and there - but we've had no substantial content from the character.
But it seems as though all that's about to change...First, a mysterious video seemed to show Borat back in action!
And, needless to say...The internet was very excited about it.
@DiscussingFilm one of his best roles imo, alongside The Dictator— Ori Maman (@Ori Maman)1597867176.0
@DiscussingFilm Let's see if Disney has the enough guts to Distribute this one 😂 (The original movie was distribute… https://t.co/p9VVMnAorX— #HailGarbage (@#HailGarbage)1597869031.0
@DiscussingFilm If there’s any year full of content that Borat could use... its 2020— Deej #blacklivesmatter ✊🏿 (@Deej #blacklivesmatter ✊🏿)1597867516.0
@DiscussingFilm Perfect fucking timing, I need this man to define comedy for the next decade again— luuuuke (@luuuuke)1597872577.0
@barstoolsports Dude should have honked the horn, acted pissed and made a for sure cameo in the movie. Would have l… https://t.co/KBMbTh4rFG— JoeMomma (@JoeMomma)1597879672.0
@barstoolsports https://t.co/uhscgZ0nFO— heys🥶👨🍳 (@heys🥶👨🍳)1597889472.0
@ericg_91 @barstoolsports https://t.co/cREFtsWb3f— 🥭 (@🥭)1597881241.0
@JacksonW21 @BroBible @fouzy98 @dwinks13 @tbcoates39 https://t.co/9aIKYZhk4N— Ryan Koesling (@Ryan Koesling)1597882220.0
@Dust_Abomb @BroBible @bridges97 @Mandasmith95 If they’re making another one 👀— Kyle Johnson (@Kyle Johnson)1597890676.0
@BroBible https://t.co/QpH0xOoonD— Van City Nights (@Van City Nights)1597870779.0
@BroBible We need Borat right now, we really do!— Will Ninn (@Will Ninn)1597876316.0
@BroBible Best news I’ve seen in months— James Bunch (@James Bunch)1597869748.0
@BroBible @jessebutler17 Borat round 2?! Verrry niiiiice, high fiiiiveee 🤚— Kayla Chard (@Kayla Chard)1597883996.0
@BroBible @fouzy98 @dwinks13 @tbcoates39 @RKoesling83 https://t.co/fqbsxs01aw— JRW (@JRW)1597881747.0
Here's the video that got the whole internet talking...
Just saw a live shooting of Borat driving some yellow hooptie truck in my hood!!! 😂🙌🏾.... https://t.co/NSDmrKgPPe— King SSWIII your majesty!!! (@King SSWIII your majesty!!!)1597636117.0
Not only are the rumors true...But, according to Collider, the movie has even been completed!
In fact, it's apparently even been shown to some.
,Sadly, only industry insiders have had a peek so far ...