Very nice! A Borat sequel will officially be hitting Amazon Prime right before election day.
The sequel is reportedly titled Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan. It will once again star Cohen as the titular Kazakh journalist, with plenty of his classic undercover antics.
The original Borat, released in 2006, was a massive success worldwide grossing over $260 million. It even received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Cohen’s production process was kept secret, with Cohen interviewing real-life Americans in his character without informing them of the true nature of the interview.
More recently Cohen was pranking people in his Showtime series Who Is America?, which featured prominent political figures like Bernie Sanders and Dick Cheney.
Borat 2 was secretly shot during the COVID-19 shutdown with the plan to have it released prior to the 2020 election. With Cohen’s celebrity status being elevated in the 14 years since the original, filming undercover was a difficult task, and rumors started to swirl after he turned up at a conservative rally in June and attempted to get the crowd to sing a racist song. Shortly after, Trump’s lawyer and adviser Rudy Giuliani claimed Cohen tricked him into an interview. The comedian was also spotted filming in Los Angeles in August and began shopping “Borat 2” around to potential streamers around the same time.
An exact date for Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan has not been announced, but it’s expected in the days leading up to the 2020 election.