Why Sacha Baron Cohen Finally Revived Borat: ‘I Felt Democracy Was in Peril’

Why Sacha Baron Cohen Finally Revived Borat: ‘I Felt Democracy Was in Peril’
Sacha Baron Cohen wanted to end “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” the sequel to his 2006 smash mockumentary, with a bang.

But Rudolph Giuliani, the Trump apparatchik he hoped to prank into embarrassing himself on camera, wasn’t cooperating. The former mayor of New York City had arrived at a hotel suite to be interviewed for a documentary, “Keeping America Alive,” he had no idea was fake; the “Borat” sequel’s filmmakers told him it was about the president’s efforts to defeat the coronavirus. Team Borat had at various points flirted with ensnaring another member of the president’s inner circle, floating such names as Donald Trump Jr. and MyPillow CEO and Trump booster Mike Lindell, but Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, became their prime target.

The problem was that Giuliani refused to take a rapid test to determine if he had Covid-19, violating the strict safety protocols that Baron Cohen
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