It is really happening.
After rumors began to circulate during the summer that comedian Sacha Baron Cohen had secretly shot a sequel to his 2006 film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan and a mysterious video appeared on the Twitter account @KazakhstanGovt congratulating “Premier Trump” on his big win in the debate on Tuesday night, the official trailer finally released on Thursday.
Borat: Next Motion Picture: Delivery of a prodigious bribe to the American regime to take advantage of it once glorious nation of Kazakhstan will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on October 23, just before the 2020 election. And the trailer reveals that it was one of the few films shot during the coronavirus pandemic.
The premise is that after Borat Sagdiyev brought “great shame”
Borat’s mission, it seems, is to marry his daughter to Vice President Mike Pence (or Mikhael Pence as his character is named on IMDb, who also lists Rudy Giuliani as himself). Along the way, he visits what he thinks is an abortion clinic, but is actually a pro-life “Women’s Health Center” and “quarantine” with a group of right-wing men who apparently lost the original film.
“What’s more dangerous, this virus or the Democrat?” Borat asked him, to which they answered unanimously: “Democrats”.
But the climax of the trailer – and presumably the film – comes at CPAC 2020, where Borat dons a pretty convincing Trump costume and offers his daughter to Pence during his speech. “Michael Pennis, I brought a girl for you!” shouts from the crowd.
What’s remarkable now looking back is that conservative websites like the Daily Caller actually covered up the incident in February without knowing Baron Cohen was behind the joke, noting that “less than 10 minutes into the Deputy’s remarks president, a protester dressed like the president stood near the front of the audience and started yelling about Trump and ‘white supremacy’. “
In the video footage captured by the moment, the crowd starts chanting “USA! USA!” to suffocate Baron Cohen, who can be seen holding a woman in a sack over his shoulder. This alone should have been a tip after the stunt he did with Pamela Anderson for the first time Borat movie. Security escorted Baron Cohen and his co-star out of the room as Pence bragged about Trump’s impressive victory in his more or less uncontested primary in New Hampshire.
Among the biggest questions that remain before the film’s release is whether Baron Cohen’s epic prank at a right-wing militia rally in Olympia, Washington in June was for this film or some other secret project.
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