Fourteen years after Borat Sagdiyev conquered the U.S. with Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Sacha Baron Cohen is bringing the character back, this time directly into our homes. As Deadline reports, the sequel will premier on Amazon Prime in late October, with some news outlets pegging the release date as October 23.
According to Deadline, it’s the first movie made during the COVID-19 shutdown, with Cohen racing to secretly shoot the film and get it out before the election. At some points, filming new material of Borat—who himself goes incognito through much of the movie due to the notoriety of his last project—was dangerous enough that Cohen twice wore a bulletproof vest.
And if Donald Trump is unhappy that the film is being distributed by his much richer and more media savvy nemesis, Jeff Bezos, the title might throw him into full tantrum mode. According to a now-deleted filing with the Writer’s Guild of America, Borat’s return is titled Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan.
Other victims of Borat could include Trump lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who called the cops on Cohen this summer when the actor arrived for a hotel interview dressed in what Giuliani called “a transgender outfit… It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top.”
A teaser trailer was released in the form of a Trump endorsement ad on Twitter Tuesday evening by new user Republic of Kazakhstan and retweeted by Cohen, along with a congratulatory note to Trump for winning the first Presidential debate—roughly 45 minutes before the candidates took the stage.
Among the praise heaped upon Trump in the ad are, “Trump never had stroke,” while showing him attempting to drink water and trailing toilet paper from his heel as he boards Air Force 1, and boasting “Because of Trump, 350 million Americans still alive.”
Trump is also lionized as “protector of womens” as footage rolls of him laughing it up and watching women dance at a party with Jeffrey Epstein as subtitles read, “Listen stranger… touch any of them and I will crush you.”
The piece ends with the warning, “Vote for Premiere Trump or you will be crush.”
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