Borat defends Rudy Giuliani after controversial 'sexy-time' scene

  • Borat defends Rudy Giuliani after controversial 'sexy-time' scene

Borat defends Rudy Giuliani after controversial 'sexy-time' scene

This morning, he shared a video of Borat's daughter, Tutar (actually actress Maria Bakalova, who delivers an incredible performance in the film) somehow wandering through the White House Press Briefing Room with Chanel Rion, a correspondent from the conservative news outlet One American News Network.

"Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" is now available on Amazon Prime Video.

An inflatable Borat character promoting the new film is carried along the River Thames from Tower Bridge aboard a barge in London [Peter Nicholls/Reuters] Trolling those close to Trump is a central theme of the new Borat film, a sequel to a 2006 mockumentary in which Baron Cohen returns as his alter ego from Kazakhstan in a plot that involves trying to give his daughter as a gift to US Vice President Mike Pence.

"If the president's lawyer found what he did there appropriate behavior, then heaven knows what he's done with other female journalists in hotel rooms", Baron Cohen said Friday on "Good Morning America".

"I urge everyone to watch the movie". He did what he did. "It was pretty clear to us".

In a radio interview this week, Giuliani called the scene "a hit job" to distract from next month's presidential election, further insisting on Twitter that he was tucking his shirt into his trousers after taking off recording equipment for the interview.

Baron Cohen added that he was "quite concerned" for Bakalova's safety during the scene but was monitoring it the whole time from a separate room before he jumped out in character to surprise Giuliani. "I always felt safe with our team, with our crew, with Sacha in our corner".

Controversy has swirled this week ahead of Friday's release of Sacha Baron Cohen's new "Borat" film, a satirical look at the United States that comes less than two weeks ahead of the hotly contested presidential election.

"I here to defend America's mayor, Rudolph Giuliani", Borat said in a video posted to his official Twitter account.

In the clip, just 41 seconds long, Giuliani follows the reporter - who we are later told is supposed to be 15, although the actress playing her is of legal age - into a hotel bedroom, ostensibly for a drink.