Sasha Baron Cohen Crashes Anti-Gay Rally as Bruno


The Associated Press Reports that comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, posing as the fictional character Bruno, attended a rally supporting a ban on gay marriage in California. Bruno, a gay European fashion designer and electronic music reporter, is another one of Cohen’s creations from his Home Box office comedy series, “Da Ali G Show,” which also gave rise to his hugely popular character, Borat.

Cohen’s Bruno, like Borat, will soon be the central character in his own feature length film. Cohen likely will follow the formula that made Borat’s feature film a huge success, a fictional narrative interspersed with footage of Cohen in character as he spontaneously interacts with people unaware of the premise.

Cohen’s commitment to his craft has led to a new look for Bruno. Unlike the Bruno with short, cropped black hair in the Ali G show (remarkable similar to both Borat and G), the photos from the rally and from other events Cohen crashed as Bruno show Cohen wearing a longer hairstyle and also abandoning the mid-90s rave fashion sense Bruno exhibited during the HBO Series.

The AP reports:

Cohen, in disguise in a blond wig and preppy outfit, marched with demonstrators who support Proposition 8 while being trailed by cameras in a rally across from City Hall.

When photographers and reporters realized who he was and tried to approach the star, members of his film crew tried to shield him, and he was eventually whisked away in a van.

[From AP via News.Yahoo.com]

The California rally for the anti-gay marriage amendment has great comedic potential for the upcoming Bruno movie. Much of the comedy from both Borat and Bruno comes from Cohen’s character’s inability to understand American social, religious and political customs and norms. But while Borat’s humor comes from his political and cultural misunderstanding, Bruno’s character gets most of his laughs from his complete obliviousness to homophobia and tense reactions to his own flamboyant homosexuality.

 

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  1. Ophelia says:

    I love him! Borat was great except for that agonizing five to ten minute scene of his manager/friend or whatever who was traveling with him was running around the hotel naked.
    Also a rally where people protest against a civil right seems like an oxy moron. What a hateful thing Prop 8 is. It’s kinda embarrassing living in the US right now.. :oops:

  2. Kaiser says:

    Looks like another funny one. I bet “Bruno” gets sued by about 100 people.

    We are a homophobic and litigious society, in equal parts. :?

  3. sauvage says:

    I would love to have a couple’s night out with Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher. They must be funny and smart as hell.

  4. Syko says:

    Oh, leave Isla home with the baby. He’d be even more fun if you got him alone. 8O

  5. CC says:

    haha I cant wait. Borat is one of my favorites. I loved when he rapped with the guys in the ATL. He should come to Savannah,GA for some serious gay culture. We are one of the only towns in the south that I think supports our gay community.

  6. kate says:

    @ CC: savannah is one of my favorite places…love it! @ sasha baron cohen: you are not funny…please go back to england now.

  7. Blue says:

    His look just keeps changing, he is really good at that.

  8. MissMara says:

    Is it me or are his feet huge in that last pic? Could be another movie feature: you know what they say about men with big feet… they usually have enormous shoes as well! :lol:

  9. vdantev says:

    Another film to avoid. Borat was puree of bat droppings.

  10. Gracie says:

    I think the title is misleading. The rally is for the preservation of traditional marriage. Of course, it will make it illegal for gay marriages. But that doesn’t make it ‘anti-gay’.

    I’d try to explain the philosophy of the opinion, but doubt any one would try to counter what I write based in what I would actually write. Instead, it would probably be a lot of stupid insults.

    On another note, I loved Borat and like all 3 of his characters. Cohen is a comic genius.

  11. vdantev says:

    Well it’s a good thing you’re not snide about it, Gracie.

  12. Feebee says:

    I don’t understand why “supporters of traditional marriage” are so threatened by gays marrying. In the olden days marriage was for procreation…. that’s kinda gone out the window even for christian conservative, abstinence only families so I don’t see the big deal. On the other hand, it provides legal security and rights to gay couples.

  13. Danielle says:

    You’re forgetting Atlanta, Warner Robins, Macon, Griffin, and Brunswick @ CC

  14. JaundiceMachine says:

    Who is that guy in the green trying to fool? (Second picture.)

  15. Codzilla says:

    Jaundice: I know! That dude is sending the dial on my gaydar into another dimension.

  16. Bruno says:

    this movie looks hilarious. Cant wait for it to hit theaters.

  17. Not that I’m impressed a lot, but this is a lot more than I expected when I stumpled upon a link on SU telling that the info here is awesome. Thanks.

  18. Jefferson says:

    This whole thing saddens me. I get the point that is trying to be made with “Bruno” but I know the majority of Americans won’t and will just go look at the funny “fag.” As a single gay man who has adopted a black child, this weighs heavy on my heart and promotes the discrimination my son and I already go through. It simply isn’t funny.This whole thing saddens me. I get the point that is trying to be made with “Bruno” but I know the majority of Americans won’t and will just go look at the funny “fag.” As a single gay man who has adopted a black child, this weighs heavy on my heart and promotes the discrimination my son and I already go through. It simply isn’t funny.

  19. Reece says:

    I would like to see him play a bigoted rabbi settler in West Bank.
    I don’t think so.

  20. lucyloo says:

    sasha is the most hilarius person ever!!!!! his films are great!!!!LOVE HIM!!!