Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Meet the Real People in Borat

Newsweek has a slim, but interesting article on the ways that the Borat crew inveigled their victims.
However, thanks to idiots online, the article's suggestion of googling Lawrence Wenngrodd does absolutely no good any more. Dammit. I was hoping for more insight into the production's methods.
CNN also has a story about the humiliation that some of the subjects have experienced.
I don't know about you folks, but I'd really like to see more about how they managed to pull this off. As ludicrous as some of the situations that Borat got himself into, it took some stones on Cohen's part to pull them off.
However, I believe that if anyone's embarassed by the film, it's their own fault. Cohen feeds them the rope they hang themselves with, but anyone who says (drunk or not) that we should return to the days of slavery or that all homosexuals should be hanged is making their own bad self look dumb as a box of rocks.
Instead of suing Sacha Baron Cohen, perhaps they might want to get an education.

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