Got to see a special sneak preview of Borat last night. It is deeply, deeply disturbing. It is racist, anti-semitic, misogynistic, crass, homophobic… lots of other bad things. Of course, it is only superficially so — playing on all these prejudices to highlight the fact that a lot of random Americans have those ridiculous opinions.
At least, I hope that’s what its doing. Because I found it very, very funny. As did most of the audience.
It is full of cringeworthy moments, absurd stunts, unbelievable ‘reality’ set-pieces, and actually manages to sustain quite a coherent narrative as Borat travels across “U S and A” – an impressive act in itself.
In essence, good stuff. Go see it if you have a strong constitution and have ever found Sacha Baron Cohen funny. Don’t if you haven’t.
Not wanting to spoil you, I instead leave you with this clip from Borat at Comiccon. You like?