Friday, September 15, 2006

Ali G vs Kazakhstan

[News] [Film]

Not content with depriving Isla Fisher of her status as an unmarried woman, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, best known as TV character Ali G, now seems to have caused an international diplomatic incident. His recent comedy film Borat, which depicts Kazakhstan in a pretty unflattering manner (specifically, showing it as a country of inbred idiots and prostitutes still living in the 18th century), has prompted the real Kazakhstanian government to file official complaints and schedule meetings with George Bush on the subject.

Actually, the whole thing sounds like a bit of a beat up mixed with free publicity for the film, but you should never let reality get in the way of a good soundbite. Read more here.


Phrancq said...

It was bound to happen eventually.

Jey said...

I love Borat...he makes me laugh
there's a film?
I don't know if I could sit through a whole film but his sketches are enjoyable

GregT said...

The film will be out fairly soon in Australia.