Ali G and Borat have had their own movies, now comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has been hard at work shooting the film version of his third most famous character creation – Bruno.
The project is now entitled “Brüno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt”.
As expected it follows the flamboyant Austrian TV reporter and his interviewing of a range of people from conservative power brokers to celebrities of fashion and entertainment to trick them into making politically incorrect statements, or try to provoke reactions of prejudice if they display signs of homophobia.
Filming has caused all sorts of confusion and trouble. The Bad and The Ugly reports that security was put on red alert when Bruno started “stripping down to tight shorts and dancing in the lobby of Wichita Airport.” A nearby church also reported that a strange European camera crew showed up to their Easter play with the on air personality in chains.
Most exciting though comes word from The Howard Stern Show via Slashfilm that Ben Affleck was telling comedian Sarah Silverman about the weirdest sit-down interview he has ever had that was done by a “very famous openly gay fashion journalist” and during which he was asked such questions as “How Do You Like Niggers?”
Apparently after a stunned silence, Silverman asked Affleck “Was this guy’s name Bruno?” Then and only then did Affleck actually realize that the whole thing was a gag. The hope is that the interview will be featured in the final cut which will hit cinemas in October.