Regarding Sacha Baron Cohen's next film, titled, Bruno: 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... according to the UK Sun and SlashFilm:
Universal Pictures has begun to hold test screenings for Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen’s follow-up to Borat. Early audiences say that Cohen’s new movie will shock and “wind certain sections of society up”.
One of Cohen’s key characters in the film is a black model called Jesus, complete with a loincloth and a crown of thorns. That’s sure to upset religious groups.
And apparently one of the film’s major story points takes aim at Madonna. Bruno and his boyfriend “Diesel” adopt an African orphan named David, and proceed to parade the child around “the chic fashion capitals of the world.“
Apparently, if you thought Borat was risque, Bruno will likely give you a heart-attack!
I'm still not so sure what I think of Sacha Baron Cohen and his antics. I saw Borat, and left the theatre feeling more annoyed than shocked. I'll admit there was some humor in it, but I found much of it juvenile and silly.
I do love jarring people out of their complacency, and making them feel uncomfortable, as long as the motivation for doing so is genuine and meant to challenge, especially ignorant, long-held beliefs. I'm not so sure if that's his intent, or if he's simply a shock-jock, padding his wallets at the expense of others.
The film is scheduled for a May 15th, 2009 release, and will likely make a shitload of money, just like Borat did.