Sacha Baron Cohen brings Borat back with un-PC bang in new trailer

Trump impersonations, ‘sex offender’ Harry Potter, impregnated offspring and ‘dangerous’ Democrats…. Sacha Baron Cohen brings Borat back with a VERY un-PC bang in new sequel trailer

  • The sequel will air on October 23 on Amazon Prime 
  • The new teaser for the long-awaited trailer was released on Thursday
  • It included risqué depictions of the character impersonating Donald Trump, calling Harry Potter a ‘sex offender’ and trying to get his daughter an abortion 
  • The sequel is titled Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan
  • The new poster pokes fun at rulings over wearing a face covering 
  • The name suggests that Pence will be a target, who appears in the trailer, while former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani will also make an appearance 
  • The original 2006 film featured Cohen playing his Borat character, which he first debuted on his hit TV series Da Ali G Show 
  • There were first hints that a sequel was happening in August, when Cohen was spotted in his iconic Borat suit driving in an old pickup truck 

Sacha Baron Cohen proved himself to be as wild as ever in the incredibly controversial trailer for the Borat 2 sequel. 

The hilarious new teaser for the long-awaited trailer was released on Thursday, with risqué depictions of the character impersonating Donald Trump, calling Harry Potter a ‘sex offender’ and trying to get his daughter an abortion. 

The Kazakh character claims to have impregnated his offspring in the clip before later going to a gun shop and making some new friends, who claim the Democratic party are more dangerous than coronavirus. 

Uh oh! Sacha Baron Cohen proved himself to be as wild as ever in the incredibly controversial trailer for the Borat 2 sequel

The sequel is titled Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan.

In typically explosive fashion, the character is seen mingling among Americans in most shocking and extreme style as he touches down in the US. 

With his daughter in tow, Borat heads to a rally with Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, in attendance, where the character slips into a very realistic Trump costume much to the outrage of the fellow attendees. 

Carrying his daughter over his arm as he storms through the rally, Borat dressed as U.S. President Donald Trump exclaims: ‘I’ve brought the girl for you!’ with Pence glaring on stage at the camera.  

Oh no! The hilarious new teaser for the long-awaited trailer was released on Thursday, with risqué depictions of the character impersonating Donald Trump, calling Harry Potter a sex offender and trying to get his daughter an abortion (pictured) 

Controversial: In typically explosive fashion, the character is seen mingling among Americans in most shocking and extreme style as he touches down in the US

Elsewhere during the trailer, the character decides to get a disguise after he is too recognisable to the public and he goes to a costume shop.

Looking at the outfits on display, Borat asks if Harry Potter is a ‘sex offender’ after being shown the wizard’s costume and he purchases a fat suit, where he says: ‘I take this to be fat like American man.’

Another controversial part of the advert sees Borat’s daughter purchase a blue cupcake with a plastic toy baby on it, no doubt used as a celebration for showers or births. 

But after the character accidentally eats the figure, Borat rushes his daughter to a pastor in a medical room with an ultrasound device in the background.

Rally: With his daughter in tow, Borat heads to a rally with Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, in attendance, where the character slips into a very realistic Trump costume much to the outrage of the fellow attendees

Costume: Carrying his daughter over his arm as he storms through the rally, Borat dressed as U.S. President Donald Trump exclaims: ‘I’ve brought the girl for you!’ with Pence glaring on stage at the camera

His daughter says: ‘I have a baby inside me’ to which Borat asks for an abortion and demands: ‘Can you take it out?’

The pastor is left outraged as he retorts: ‘No we cannot! That’s not what we do here.’

With things taking an even more controversial turn when Borat says: ‘I feel bad because I was the one who put the baby in her. Did you ever put one in your daughter?’

Disguise: Elsewhere during the trailer, the character decides to get a disguise after he is too recognisable to the public and he goes to a costume shop, where he asks if Harry Potter is a ‘sex offender’ 

Fat suit: He purchases a fat suit, where he says: ‘I take this to be fat like American man.’

More controversy: Another controversial part of the advert sees Borat’s daughter purchase a blue cupcake with a plastic toy baby on it, which she inhales, they then take her to see an outraged pastor and ask for him to remove the baby as Borat ‘put the baby in her’ 

Leaving the pastor even more stunned, he remarks: ‘No I did not!’    

The trailer also takes a more topical turn when Borat asks to quarantine with a complete stranger outside a shop at the height of the coronavirus lockdown crisis. 

Wearing a thong at the man’s home and dancing, Borat asks: ‘What’s more dangerous… this virus or democrats?’ to which the person and his friend both reply: ‘Democrats!’ 

Borat then tries to kill the coronavirus with a hammer on the wall, to which the man explains you ‘can’t see it’ and instead encourages him to spray Covid with an anti-bac spray.   

Quarantine! The trailer also takes a more topical turn when Borat asks to quarantine with a complete stranger outside a shop at the height of the coronavirus crisis

‘Dangerous Democrats’: Wearing a thong at the man’s home and dancing, Borat asks: ‘What’s more dangerous… this virus or democrats?’ to which the person and his friend both reply: ‘Democrats!’

Prior to the trailer release, Sacha posed for an extremely risqué poster for the upcoming Borat 2 movie, ahead of its release on October 23 on Amazon Prime. 

In a nod to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Sacha donned a face covering in place of the character’s now-iconic, neon green mankini. 

The highly-anticipated sequel to the actor’s wildly successful 2006 comedy Borat, will premiere on Amazon after bosses bought the worldwide rights to the film and the new poster boasts the slogan: ‘Wear mask. Save live’.  

Like father, like daughter: In a different scene, Borat takes his daughter to get an evening gown where she mistakes the clear protection bag as a dress 

There were first hints that a sequel was happening in August, when Cohen was spotted in his iconic Borat suit driving an old pickup truck.

Earlier this month, Collider reported the Borat sequel has already been filmed, and even screened for unspecified industry types, after the crew resumed production as soon as coronavirus restrictions were eased. 

Deadline reports Sacha ‘risked his life’ while filming and had to wear a bulletproof vest on two different shooting days.

Ahem!  Prior to the trailer release, Sacha posed for an extremely risqué poster for the upcoming Borat 2 movie, ahead of its release on October 23 on Amazon Prime

Shocker! The green mankini worn by the character became a pop culture favourite and is often spotted being used as a fancy dress costume (pictured in 2006) 

MailOnline has contacted the comedian’s representatives and Amazon for comment.  

While the title has yet to be confirmed with any official marketing materials, it does fall in line with the full title of the original film: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.  

The name suggests that Pence will be a target, while former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani will also make an appearance. 

He’s back! The highly-anticipated sequel to the actor’s wildly successful 2006 comedy Borat, will premiere on Amazon after bosses bought the worldwide rights to the film and the new poster boasts the slogan: ‘Wear mask. Save live’ (pictured in 2006)

The title also insinuates that Pence has ties to Russia, calling him ‘Mikhael Pence’ instead of Mike Pence, and giving him the Russian title of Vice Premiere instead of Vice President.

The original 2006 film featured Cohen playing his Borat character, which he first debuted on his hit TV series Da Ali G Show.

Borat was a TV reporter from Kazakhstan, who was sent to America with his producer Azamat (Ken Davitan).

While Borat is sent to report on the American way of life, he quickly becomes obsessed with the old TV series Baywatch, as he begins a quest to find and marry star Pamela Anderson. 

Return: The film became a cult classic after its release in 2006 

The now-deleted Writer’s Guild of America post also revealed that several different writers worked on the Borat sequel script.

The screenplay is credited to Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman, and Lee Kern with story by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, and Nina Pedrad.

Hines, Baynham and Mazer all got screenplay credit on the original Borat movie, with Cohen, Baynham, Hines and Todd Phillips getting story credit.

Swimer, Kern and Hines have worked with Cohen on his hit Showtime series This Is America, while Rivinoja wrote for South Park and worked on movies such as Girls Trip, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Trolls.

Friedman had written for Late Night with David Letterman and The Conners, while also acting in films like Palm Springs, while Nina Pedrad has written on 30 Rock, New Girl and Will & Grace.  

Sequel: There were first hints that a sequel was happening in August, when Cohen was spotted in his iconic Borat suit driving an old pickup truck (pictured in 2006 film still) 

Larry Charles directed the first Borat movie, though it isn’t clear if he directs the sequel. 

In the 2006 film, that earned an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay, it follows the character Borat around the U.S. as he makes a ‘documentary’ about life there and attempts to marry Pamela Anderson.   

At the time of release, Kazakhstan banned the film from being shown and the sales of DVD. They also threatened to sue the controversial actor.

Yet in 2012, Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov thanked Sacha for increasing tourism to the country following the spoof film.     

In 2018, during the midterm elections in the U.S., he reprised Borat in a social media post to encourage voting.

He wrote: ‘I voted, Great Success’ while holding someone else’s identification card with an ‘I’ve voted’ sticker affixed to his suit.

Sacha also filmed a spoof campaign video supporting Donald Trump in an election special broadcast of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

The skit saw the bumbling Kazakh journalist vowing to tamper with the electorate’s midterm elections, declaring ‘it’s up to Kazakhstan to swing the election for Premier Trump’ and knocking over a ‘polling place’ sign.

In one scene, having been invited into the home of a Trump supporter, he asks: ‘Who are the fake news who say that [Trump] is not a racist?’

The man replies: ‘In my opinion the fake news people say he is a racist and I don’t believe he is, I don’t see any evidence of that.’

Quite the character: The original 2006 film featured Cohen playing his Borat character, which he first debuted on his hit TV series Da Ali G Show

A confused Borat replies: ‘But what is the problem being a racist? I am a racist, it is nice.’ The man disagrees.

The actor was also seen in a disguise earlier this summer at a political event in Washington in June.

The rally’s organiser Matt Marshall said he could tell it was Cohen through the ‘obvious disguise’ the performer was donning when he took to the stage to sing.

‘Like a fake nose and chin,’ he told NPR. ‘And he starts playing and the first thought when you hear his voice is, “Dude, is this like a bad impression of Borat?”” 

The appearance sparked speculation Cohen was filming the Showtime series Who Is America?, though Cohen said he was only going to do the one season of the variety show.

Many writers: The now-deleted Writer’s Guild of America post also revealed that several different writers worked on the Borat sequel script

‘It’s like The Ali G Show in England,’ he said, speaking with The Hollywood Reporter in 2018. ‘I did one season. And the idea is not to make it a Seinfeld or a Saturday Night Live.’

Cohen told the outlet last year that he ‘was upset by’ Donald Trump getting elected president, spurring him to create the political satire.

‘That anger and disappointment and revulsion, I was expressing it by sort of sending friends emails, you know, sharing articles,’ he said. 

‘And in the end, I felt I was so angry, I felt I actually have to channel that into some characters who could expose some of those people. I wanted to sit with those people who were his friends.’

Sacha’s film Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was a huge success when it was released in 2006, raking in $261 million worldwide. The film also made ‘mankinis’ famous after Borat wore one at the beach. 

He also picked up a Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture award for his comedy performance.  

Banned: At the time of release of the firs Borat, Kazakhstan banned the film from being shown and the sales of DVD. They also threatened to sue the controversial actor (pictured in 2018)   

The most controversial moments from Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat   

Kazakhstan banned the film

At the time of the film’s release, Kazakhstan banned the film from being shown and the sales of DVD  due to its ‘vile, gross, and extremely ridiculous’ content. 

They also threatened to sue the controversial actor.

Yet in 2012, Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov thanked Sacha for increasing tourism to the country following the spoof film.

Mr Kazykhanov said: ‘I salute Borat for helping attract tourists to Kazakhstan.

‘After this film the number of visas issued to Kazakhstan grew by ten times. This is a big victory for us and I thank Borat for attracting tourists.’

Lawsuits

Several people who appeared in the 2006 movie filed lawsuits claiming they were duped into appearing in the comedy, which grossed more than £100 million British pounds. 

They include South Carolina university students, etiquette teacher Kathie Martin, a Maryland driving instructor, Romanian villagers and a businessman who was shown fleeing from a hug from Cohen in New York City. 

All of the cases were eventually dismissed.

Discussing the lawsuits at the time, Sacha previously said: ‘I’ve been sued by about 3,000 people, but some of the letters I get are quite unusual.

‘Like the one I got from a lawyer informing me I was about to be sued for $100,000. At the end there was a PS: “Loved the movie. Can you sign a poster for my son, Jeremy?”‘

FBI  investigation 

In 2016, Sacha revealed that the FBI started ‘compiling a little file’ after receiving several complaints.

He told Marc Maron on his WTF podcast in 2016: ‘[The FBI] got so many complaints there was a terrorist travelling in an ice cream van.

‘So the FBI got so many complaints that they started compiling a little file on us and eventually they came to visit us at the hotel. 

‘I obviously went missing when I heard because they were like “FBI’s downstairs. Sacha, disappear.”‘

He had to hire protection for himself and wife Isla Fisher 

During the same podcast with Marc Maron, Sacha said: ‘We hire a guy and his job is, he’s a bit like [Grimsby’s] Nobby, actually… his job is to prevent me from being arrested.’

He revealed that he was even issued a warning from Kansas police for arrest if anything else happened.  

Use of the film’s spoof Kazakhstan national anthem 

In 2012, a spoof national anthem from the film was played at an international shooting contest in Kuwait, in which a Kazakh sportswoman had won the gold medal.

The ‘anthem’ which includes the lyrics: ‘Kazakhstan’s prostitutes cleanest in the region. Except of course Turkmenistan’s’, caused outcry among the country’s shooting team, who demanded an apology and a re-run of the ceremony.

The Kazakh embassy in London were put under ‘strict orders’ to ensure British officials were aware of the correct anthem to ensure no embarrassing repeat at the 2012 London Olympics.  

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