Today's Evil Beet Gossip

New Borat Movie Acquired by HBO

According to the always in the know website, Deadline, HBO has sealed a coveted deal with Sasha Baron Cohen for worldwide rights to the sequel of the 2006 film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The film, which stara Cohen, will premiere late October on Amazon Prime and its subscribers in 240 countries and territories.

The Borat sequel was the first movie made during the COVID-19 shutdown, shot surreptitiously as quickly as coronavirus shooting restrictions were eased, and unions were in agreement on a return to shooting. When that happened, Baron Cohen and his team were filming the movie the next day with a minimal crew.

I have to say that the whole “Borat” thing is lost on me.  I find his act racist and … and I know I’m in the minority here, but even when he’s pranking republicans, I just find pranks of all kinds hard to watch. Cringy, really.

To each their own, I suppose.