That is the official title, so I hear. Apparently set for a fall release, the filming of 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 has been happening all over, with the above clip shot in a Kansas airport. He’s also been spotted at an Easter play covered in chains, and apparently Ben Affleck even fell for the joke (how could he not know). ONTD has the word:
Sacha Baron Cohen’s alter ego Bruno has recently been causing trouble in Kansas, shooting the follow-up to Borat, 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 (now try to say that five times fast). Security was put on red alert when “a German film crew member” started “stripping down to tight shorts and dancing in the lobby of Wichita Airport” (see video of this at the bottom of the post). A church in Kansas also reported that a strange European camera crew showed up to their Easter play with the on air personality in chains.
Mike Walker of the National Enquirer reported the following on the Howard Stern Show on Thursday: Ben Affleck called comedian friend Sarah Silverman after completing a sit-down interview with a person he was told was a “very famous openly gay fashion journalist”. Ben called the interview “the weirdest sit-down he has ever had with a reporter” explaining that the interviewer’s (wholm he refered to as an “idiot”) first question was “How Do You Like Ni**ers?” After a stunned silence, Silverman asked Affleck “Was this guy’s name Bruno?” Then and only then did Affleck actually realize that the whole thing was a gag. There is no doubt that this interview will be featured in the final cut, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters in October 2008.
I’m so glad this is actually happening. Though I wonder if it will have the same marketability as Borat. Borat‘s central theme was making fun of America’s bigotry toward foreigners, while Bruno, though also a foreigner, is used mainly to expose homophobic tendencies… Though I don’t doubt both prejudices are similarly rampant in the U.S., homophobia is probably a lot more overt and conscious, and as such might divert audiences from Bruno? We’ll see..