Our dear readers will know that Blunt Magazine has been following the roll out of the upcoming Borat sequel that has both excited cinephiles and concerned global citizens in equal parts. With 24 hours to go until the film’s international premiere, word is spreading of one particular scalp the film has claimed, the scalp of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney and general creation Rudy Giuliani.
Given the career ending prowess of Sacha Baron Cohen’s erstwhile project, Who Is America? and much of the commentary surrounding Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit, it was clear that Cohen had weaponised the intent of the affable but wholly inappropriate Kazak journalist, and with this morning’s breaking news, we see the dude went absolutely nuclear.
According to those who have seen the film, one scene that made the final edit features Giuliani engaging with the actress, Maria Bakalova, portraying Borat’s daughter. The interaction takes a turn for the sleazy worst with Giuliani soon captured in glorious high quality footage laying on the bed, shirt untucked, belt loosened and hand down his pants, per SMH, who labeled the interaction “Beyond cringe”.
To top it off, Giuliani is also caught on a hot mic asking the for the actress’s home address and phone number.
Guiliani has since cried fake news, explaining in a statement he was actually tucking his shirt in.
The scene concludes with Borat busting into the New York City hotel room, screaming at the President’s confidante that the girl is in fact 15 years old. While there was no previous indication that the character was underage, the fact that such a high profile public figure would be caught in a compromising position, with a journalist nonetheless, has jaws on the floor around the world.
Giuliani apparently believed the interview would be focusing on the Trump Administration’s COVID-19 response. Earlier in the year, he revealed the news himself that he was the target of a Borat stunt, explaining that he cottoned on to the scheme, adding: “I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me.”
Our advice is to strap yourself in and prepare for an absolutely wild 24 hour news cycle today.