We are in Russia in a couple of weeks to promote Grimsby, which should be interesting as it's my first time back since Borat
said the businessman is another of Cohen's comic creations, and labelled him "a parody of a rich, American racist".
Sacha Baron Cohen made the song for the film Borat
, which many Kazakhs took offence to.
Darting into the New York subway with a clucking chicken in one hand and a microphone in the other, Borat
confronts the unsuspecting objects of his satire wherever he can find them: roly-poly frat boys, mystified driving instructors, frightened hotel clerks, and leering gun-nuts, all of whom are invited to share his absurd prejudices about women, Jews, and homosexuals.
caused outrage in Kazakhstan, a resource-rich Central Asian state bordering Russia and China.
I think he and Sacha Baron Cohen have done something amazing and what he did with the Borat
and Bruno films was some really brilliant comedy.
He said: "When I create a character like Borat
or Bruno I learn to love them.
, he has a thing for strange yellow pants.
If most people have probably forgotten that Borat
was Oscar-nominated - strangely in the best adapted screenplay category - it's doubtful if Brno will follow suit.
In what follows, I shall try to explore some of these issues by treating Borat
as an illustration of the theoretical views I happen to favor (the same way--toutes proportions gardees, of course--that Zizek uses Wild at Heart to illuminate his theories, and that the Enlightenment authors used their own literary works to illustrate the ideas they cherished), though I am sure, however, that my analysis will not resolve the already existing controversies that surround the film, and if anything, will only add to them.
It is also quite plausible that Borat
has another crucial predecessor in satirizing the culture and society of the United States.
is a leading Kazakhstani journalist who, for this project, travels America learning about its culture.