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The FYC Campaign For 'Borat 2' Has Begun On Twitter

By Kristy Puchko | Film | October 26, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | October 26, 2020 |


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Last week, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm hit Amazon Prime. The first wave of reactions centered on how Sacha Baron Cohen’s prank-centric comedy has aged since the first film hit in 2006. The second wave—and the bigger one—was all about a spoiler climax, involving a major figure in the Trump Administration. The third hit this weekend, and it was all about Maria Bakalova.

In Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Cohen shares the spotlight and role as interviewer/provocateur with Bakalova, who plays his daughter Tutar Sagdiyev. Unknown in the U.S., the Bulgarian actress was more easily able to slip into scenarios with major public figures—and apparently the White House—without being recognized, as Cohen might have. This gave Bakalova the incredible yet intimidating opportunity to tackle Cohen’s brand of madcap, satirizing improvisation in high-pressure scenarios. Some critics (Dustin and myself included) feel she went above and beyond, essentially stealing this movie from its star and creator. We’re not alone.

Once Borat 2 hit Amazon Prime, a grassroots For Your Consideration began on Twitter, declaring Bakalova should be given a shot at Oscar gold.

Spoilers below for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan:

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is now on Prime Video.




Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.



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