Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” is a perverted threat to the decency of America costumed in a loose-fitting gray suit and a highly unconvincing, distracting mustache.
This so-called “mockumentary,” or whatever other new-age label it dons, is a gross and unfunny attempt by quasi-socialist director Baron Cohen to deliver a kiddie pool reflection of American society and politics following the election of President Donald Trump and the coronavirus pandemic.
The film follows foreign correspondent Borat Margaret Sagdiyev, played by Baron Cohen himself, as he tries to redeem his country (Kazakhstan) by attempting to reach the U.S. federal government’s inner circle by way of selling his daughter Tutar, played by fellow socalist Maria Bakalova, to Vice President Michael Pence.
This whatever-it-is movie is the subsequent film to Baron Cohen’s forgettable, highly unsuccessful and slightly more tolerable first “Borat” in 2006 (“Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”). Whatever absurd motivation must come to follow a film of such an embarrassing caliber as the first makes me question the true agenda of Baron Cohen. (Perhaps some relation to Michael Cohen?)
The second “Borat” is a stark example of how the cunning left liberal progressive socialists have evolved and are now using trite satire to spread misinformation and advance their New World Order agendas.
Borat, in one chapter of the film, finds himself staying with two gentlemen at the cusp of the Wuhan virus pandemic. Upon the film’s release on Amazon, the two gentlemen, both of whom had conservative leanings, were subject to dehumanizing leftists attacks and attempts to discredit their research on the weaponization of the virus by China.
Beyond the citizenry, the film also actively tries to paint America’s appointed officials as overtly racist, sexist and morally questionable human beings which, of course, is as fake as fake news can get.
In one notable example in the movie, Tutar “interviews” the charming and uncompromising former mayor of New York City and personal attorney to the president, Rudy Giuliani, who assumes Tutar to be a journalist. Although Tutar isn’t actually a journalist, the two engage in flirtation, which the fake news media nowadays is deeming “highly inappropriate.” Back in my day, we’d call that just being polite.
The scene ends with the two going into the bedroom, and Giuliani is seen laying down and putting his hand down his pants to tuck in his shirt, as the last great mayor of New York would state in a tweet rejecting the validity of the scene on Oct. 21.
Now, why else would Baron Cohen choose to document and release this footage of Giuliani touching himself in front of a young journalist but to besmirch his golden reputation?
Furthermore, the film carries uncomfortable feminist undertones as 15-year-old Tutar explores, questions and furthers her identity as a woman traversing through America. The feminism part just seemed unnecessary to me, to be honest. The natural character arc of Tutar, coupled with the so-so performance of Bakalova, distracted me from what would have been otherwise semi-funny moments.
Those nominal few who regard Baron Cohen’s work as seminal works of satire, most likely liberal-minded college students, are being slyly manipulated into thinking the United States of America and its elected officials are fallible.
Liberal media hailed the film as a self-exposé of American bigotry, deeming “Borat 2” as “insightful” and “inspiring.” But it is painfully obvious to me that “Borat 2” is nothing short of a leftist propagandist film designed to raise dissent on the established order of society.
Disclaimer: This review was written in a satirical tone (obviously) and should not be taken as the true feelings or sentiments of its author.
Gabriel Biadora is a beat reporter at the Daily Lobo. He can be contacted at email@example.com or on Twitter @gabrielbiadora