It sounds like pure sh*t stirring, or potentially a publicity trick, either way The Drudge Report is saying that an upcoming expose in The New York Times this weekend says that gay groups are reacting with “deeply mixed” emotions to Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming comedy “Bruno”.
“Some people in our community may like this movie, but many are not going to be OK with it. Sacha Baron Cohen’s well-meaning attempt at satire is problematic in many places and outright offensive in others” says Rashad Robinson, senior director for the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation).
Have to personally disagree there, and say that I’ve yet to talk to a single person gay or straight who isn’t keenly looking forward to this. The film is obviously mocking those people with homophobic attitudes, it should be embraced rather than slammed simply because a few idiots mistake it for documentary rather than satire.
The report also says that Sir Elton John, who makes a cameo, apparently blushed and balked when Cohen asked if he could play “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” for the already infamous cage fighting scene in Arkansas where Bruno and his opponent make out in front of a drunken redneck mob.
Cohen’s favorite scene involves the comic strutting around ultra-orthodox streets of Jerusalem in short-shorts and Hasidic black hat.
Meanwhile model Alessandra Ambrosio has posed with Cohen in character for the July issue of Marie Claire UK. Click the photo below for further shots: