Let's face it: Borat was a cultural reset. When it came out in 2006, there was no movie quite like it. It didn't matter if you thought it was absolutely disgusting or the most hilarious movie ever, it was impossible not to talk about Borat.
So when plans to make a sequel were announced in 2007, it seemed nearly impossible to pull off. Everyone knows who Borat is (or at least most people do), so how could Sacha Baron Cohen continue tricking people into saying horrifying things on camera as his famous character?
Well, it looks like Sacha pulled it off! Today, Amazon Prime unveiled the trailer for The Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (yes, that's its real title) and revealed that it's coming out on Oct. 23.
There is so much to unpack here, so let's begin:
Borat says he's been instructed to return to "Yankee land" to carry out a secret mission. But obviously, he's instantly recognizable to passerby.
He's literally chased by people! I'm honestly surprised Sacha remained unscathed.
So Borat goes in search for a disguise.
We're also introduced to a new character: Borat's daughter. Turns out, his mission is to give his daughter to Vice President Mike Pence.
Borat even takes her to get a makeover, so she'll look more appealing to Pence.
She also apparently has a baby. "I feel bad because I was the one who put the baby in her. Did you ever put one in your daughter," asks Borat.
But then we get to the pandemic. Borat asks where everyone is and a man tells him they're quarantining so they won't get the virus. So Borat asks if he can stay with him.
Clearly, Borat has far different views on quarantine than I do.
He even has his own dance party, but his hosts don't seem to be joining in on the fun.
He also sets out to "kill" the virus...with pans.
The trailer ends showing Borat actually reached Mike Pence disguised as Donald Trump. This is 100% real! It happened in February at the Conservative Political Action Conference. It's extremely impressive how Sacha and the Borat production crew pulled it off.
I never would've expected the Borat sequel to combine the pandemic and Borat handing his daughter to Pence, but it looks absolutely wild and I can't wait to see it.