Wednesday, November 15, 2006

More on Borat

The movie is so funny because the funniest people in it are the multitude of unsuspecting real people who were duped into participating and now find themselves in a big hit movie on the big screen.
Some are suing, some are laughing, some, like the Jackson, MS TV producer, just want an apology.

Cohen's behaviour also was not funny to Dharma Arthur, who claims she was fired as a morning-show producer in Jackson, Mississippi, after being duped into giving Cohen air time. Cohen's live appearance, in which he said he had to go "urine" and hugged a bemused weatherman, led her life into a downward spiral, she said. She is seeking an apology.Read More

Funny BBC article: poof Kazakh reporter Borat - aka Ali G comedian Sacha Baron Cohen - is expected to score a box office hit by offending and humiliating real Americans in a new movie. Read details about the women feminists he interviews, the Tennessee rodeo manager, etc.

FHM tells about 3 of the set-ups. Funny articles.

Unfortunately for Rowe, the rodeo man, he caught on too late. Once Borat took the mike at the rodeo, he saluted President George W. Bush by saying, "May he drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq," then butchered the national anthem so badly that a horse reared up and fell over. Rowe, in a word, freaked. "I go out there," he recalls, "and I say, 'Get the hell outta this dadgum building! Half the sumbucks in here are probably packin' heat, and they'll put you in front of the firin' squad.' Boy, they got in their trucks and hauled boogie."

The rodeo partipicants speak up.

Big article on the actual making of the movie, the arrests that happened along the way, the Birmingham dinner party (very funny in the movie) and how Borat sayed in character all the time, even when dealing with police and secret servicemen.

Newsweek spoke with numerous of the unsuspecting co-stars.

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