Eleven 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.
We had never quite seen anything like it before.