Throwback Thursday-Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

For all of the wonderful qualities that America offers her citizens, there is a dark underbelly that is difficult to address.

That is, unless your Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Borat).

Mr. Cohen’s 2006 mockumentary, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, is a satire of an foreign man’s view of The United States. It also exposes the squeamish arenas of our culture that few are willing to truly look at.  Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) is a journalist from Kazakh TV. He has been sent by his producers to make a documentary on what it is to be an American. While watching television, he comes across a Baywatch rerun and becomes obsessed with Pamela Anderson to the point of finding her and marrying her. 

It takes a bold comic to go all out into a character like Borat. Borat is not the most likable of characters. But it also takes a bold comic to reveal the truth. And boy, does he reveal the truth.

I absolutely recommend it.

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