The second Borat movie has been rife with controversy since it dropped. But aside from that Giuliani scene, people have noticed something even stranger...
We all know that Sacha Baron Cohen isn't afraid to push boundaries...And his most recent stint has certainly done that.
Now, we're confident in saying that there's one thing that we all know Sacha Baron Cohen for...
via: IMDBAnd that's Borat, of course!
The movie, which takes on the full title of Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, took on a documentary-style format...And it involved Baron Cohen dressing up a local from Kazakhstan and fooling us folk over here in America into believing people from this country are completely backward.
Borat is supposedly the "sixth most famous man in Kazakhstan"...And while in the States, he repeatedly insults the people of Central Asia and makes countless jokes about his bizarre culture that involves incest and the constant degrading of women.
Borat then fell madly in love with Bay Watch star Pamela Anderson while in the States...And who could forget the iconic scene where he tries to kidnap her so she could become his wife?
But while it was all very funny...
via: IMDBThe people of Kazakhstan didn't see it in this way and they were insulted at Baron Cohen's mockery of their country. This ultimately lead to the actor being banned for life from ever entering the country again.
This didn't stop the movie from being an ultimate success, however...And Borat soon became a household name all around the world.
It has been an ongoing source of memes for years now.Remember when people walked around saying ridiculous phrases such as "niiice," and "sexy times" and "vagine?"
And this resulted in something strange happening.Apparently, Borat was so popular, it attracted more tourists to visit Kazakhstan. 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."
But since 2006, we've sadly been basically Borat free.
via: IMDBSure, he's popped up here and there - but we've had no substantial content from the character.
Well, even though 2020 has been a terrible year, it has brought us some great Borat news!
via: IMDBBecause a second Borat movie is officially happening.
Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm dropped on Amazon Prime on October 23rd...
via: IMDBAnd the movie revolves around Borat dealing with his newfound fame following the first movie in 2006.
We're expecting the movie to be equally as funny and outrageous as the first one...Because let's face it, Sacha Baron Cohen isn't afraid to offend a few people here and there!
And one of those people?President Donald Trump, of course!
Trump plays a large element in the new movie...
via: GettyWithout being aware, of course. Baron Cohen has been ripping into the president ruthlessly and snippets from the movie have certainly proved that.
For example, the comedian decided to attend a Mike Pence rally...
via: GettyAll while dressed in a fat suit as Donald Trump. You really can't make this stuff up.
A teaser clip showed Mike Pence giving a speech during his rally earlier this year...And his expression quickly turns to horror when Baron Cohen bursts into the room dressed up as Trump carrying a woman over his shoulder.
"Michael Penice!" Baron Cohen shouts...
via: YouTube"I've brought the girl for you," he continues as the crowd is stood in utter shock over what is happening.
It all seems hilarious, we must say...But it has been reported that a certain scene in the movie involves Trump's attorney and the former mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani - and he hasn't come out in a good light.
Rudy is reportedly featured in a scene with Borat's daughter, who is a twenty-four-year-old actor named Maria Bakalova...But of course, she plays the character of a fifteen-year-old who Borat is trying to "marry off."
She pretends to be a conservative TV journalist who requested an interview with Giuliani...And their chat, Giuliani can reportedly be seen trying to hold her hand, give her compliments and follow her to the bedroom.
Bakalova's character then takes off their microphones...And in a still taken from the movie, Giuliani is seen laying on the bed and putting his hands down his pants as the young woman stands over him. Borat then bursts in the room shouting, "She's fifteen, she's too old for you!". All we can say is... Wow.
Since the photo was uploaded online, people have been left not only shocked...
But they've also been left feeling not at all surprised by Giuliani's alleged antics.
@burleson64 @MoaVideos He wasn't acting though - he thought this was real. That's how Sacha Baron Cohen does what he does.— Andrew Pugliese (@Andrew Pugliese)1603312433.0
@MoaVideos I’m really hoping this incident will embarrass him so much that he crawls back under his rock and stays there.— Hal O’Ween (@Hal O’Ween)1603317393.0
@MoaVideos Can’t wait for Trumps answer “no no I don’t know Giuliani, I’ve heard about him, but I’ve never met him personally”— FKPanda (@FKPanda)1603315181.0
@Beardflexin @letsmakeathing @MoaVideos Looks like one of his hands inside his pants. Tf. Can't wait to see this flick!— David (@David)1603302404.0
@MoaVideos this looks like a still from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, which makes perfect sense because that's… https://t.co/wCRFwQhii2— stuart gelin (@stuart gelin)1603307894.0
@MoaVideos This is a sad day for New York City. Mayor Giuliani appears to have done far worse than Anthony Wiener.… https://t.co/mnHyHzKHbz— Mark S. Weiss (@Mark S. Weiss)1603331592.0
@theviolentdays @MoaVideos @ungubunugu1274 OMG trumpers will defend to the death ANY behavior from this administra… https://t.co/waxSKhb0J5— Ginger, (@Ginger,)1603331244.0
Since the still was released to the public, Giuliani was quick to deliver an explanation.
Taking to Twitter, the former mayor insisted that the Borat video is a "complete fabrication." "I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment. At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar."
(1) The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment.… https://t.co/F6blogHGQf— Rudy W. Giuliani (@Rudy W. Giuliani)1603316544.0
Things were quick to turn political...
Giuliani tried to claim that Baron Cohen's prank was an attempt to blunt his "relentless exposure of the criminality and depravity of Joe Biden and his entire family."
(3) This is an effort to blunt my relentless exposure of the criminality and depravity of Joe Biden and his entire… https://t.co/yBNMULnsjb— Rudy W. Giuliani (@Rudy W. Giuliani)1603316545.0
But Giuliani actually addressed this incident months ago during an interview with the New York Post and said he called the police on the unknown man at the time.He said, "This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit. It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd. He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn't what I would call distractingly attractive."
The former mayor feels he's the one who has had the last laugh..."This person comes in yelling and screaming, and I thought this must be a scam or a shakedown, so I reported it to the police. He then ran away... I only later realized it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen. I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn't get me."
Then Borat writer, Jena Friedman, spoke out.And it seems she's not taking Giuliani's excuses.
And even worse?It seems to implicate a whole new world of deceit.
Then Borat has released a hilarious statement "defending" Giuliani.
"I am here to defend America's mayor, Rudolph Giuliani. What was an innocent sexy time encounter between a consenting man and my 15-year-old daughter has been turned into something disgusting by the fake news media."
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM BORAT SAGDIYEV https://t.co/vM92Lam5vV— Borat (@Borat)1603411942.0
And to make matters worse for Giuliani?Sacha Baron Cohen has also spoken out, saying it's "clear" what's going on in the clip.
Here is the shocking photo that was taken from the movie:
Pretty shocking, if we do say so ourselves!
Here’s Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney to the President of the United States. A still picture of Rudy from t… https://t.co/cPT99BpaUX— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼)1603306726.0
Donald Trump finally responded to the criticism.
Speaking about the film, Trump said: "I don’t know what happened. But years ago, you know, he [Sacha Baron Cohen] tried to scam me and I was the only one who said no way. That’s a phony guy and I don’t find him funny. To me, he’s a creep."
Donald Trump has responded to Borat: “I don’t know what happened. But years ago, you know, he [Sacha Baron Cohen]… https://t.co/iSfjEx2mEE— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm)1603558056.0
But Sacha Baron Cohen himself also replied to Trump.And thanked him for the free publicity his tweet gave the movie.
"The whole world laughs at you."Cohen added that he didn't find Trump particularly funny either but concluded that 'the whole world laughs at you [Trump]'.
More specifically, Cohen tweeted:"Donald—I appreciate the free publicity for Borat! I admit, I don’t find you funny either. But yet the whole world laughs at you."
"I’m always looking for people to play racist buffoons, and you’ll need a job after Jan. 20. Let’s talk!"
Yep, he really went there - and at the time of writing the tweet has more than 100,000 likes.
Watched BORAT 2 last night... Giuliani got caught WAAAY out there.. Laid back, hands down his pants on the bed... Wow! 💥 Lol..— ICE T (@ICE T)1603635001.0
Take a look below.
But now, the movie has come under scrutiny for another reason - that Tom Hanks coughing cameo...
Donald—I appreciate the free publicity for Borat! I admit, I don’t find you funny either. But yet the whole world l… https://t.co/5hdgVw8FJF— Sacha Baron Cohen (@Sacha Baron Cohen)1603565186.0
They really dragged poor Tom Hanks into this #Borat— Goku 6lack (@Goku 6lack)1603499644.0
The way Borat infected Tom Hanks to Covid-19 #Borat2 #Borat https://t.co/HCzvYxDOYC— ✨Manifesting good grades✨ (@✨Manifesting good grades✨)1603444083.0
The Tom Hanks cameo in Borat 2 😂😂😂— Bennett Doyle (@Bennett Doyle)1603553271.0
Tom Hanks got 3rd billing in Borat 2 bc even with covid he’s a goddamn superstar— Anna Roisman (@Anna Roisman)1603556263.0
Bro how tf is the new Borat not trending in Twitter they literally just exposed Rudy Giuliani AND Tom Hanks is in it— mar (@mar)1603601612.0
My biggest takeaway from BORAT 2 is that Tom Hanks seems like a good sport.— Pothead Fuckbrain (@Pothead Fuckbrain)1603632514.0
BORAT GAVE COVID19 TO TOM HANKS— wes (@wes)1603488095.0
Tom Hanks in Borat 2 was the most inspired Covid joke since this has all started lmao— jbucksnax (@jbucksnax)1603527361.0
Want more movie news? Scroll on for a very exciting sequel in the works...
@PrimeVideo @BoratSagdiyev Damn it BORAT INFECTED TOM HANKS WITH COVID!!!!— Andrew Fox (@Andrew Fox)1603445367.0