Where does Bruno fall for you? Is it more cringe-worthy in a bad way than it is funny? Or is all the cringing just part of the fun? Or maybe you don't cringe at all!
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Isla and Olive had a fun-filled girls weekend in LA complete with a trip to the farmers market yesterday. Olive looked happy as can be riding a pony and petting a bunny while her mom gave her kisses. Meanwhile, Sacha Baron Cohen had his own horse to play with for the Bruno premiere in Australia. Sacha is known for his irreverent and sometimes offensive humor, but he did show some respect for Michael Jackson by cutting out a scene from Bruno that included toying with La Toya at MJ's expense.
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After weeks traveling around the world in some of the most ridiculous outfits ever created, Sacha Baron Cohen brought his Bruno to LA last night. Naturally, he was in another getup — though this might not be as outlandish as the bull suit or full body nude sweater. Still he rolled in on a glittery tank. Just saying. Last night he was actually joined by some pretty ladies like Christina Ricci, Stephanie Pratt, and his admirably supportive girl, Isla Fisher. With all the controversy, it should be interesting to see how the movie is received — especially with a few weeks of publicity left before the July 10 release.
If you haven't noticed, a lot of people don't know what to make of Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming film Brüno. A spokesperson for GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is the latest person to express mixed feelings about the Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt:
"We have very mixed emotions about the movie. Those of us who saw the film agreed that you can't critique it as a single film because it's more like 90 minutes of individual sketches. Some are funny and hit their mark but others hit the [gay] community instead. As someone who sat at the back of a focus group audience outside of Los Angeles, I felt they were laughing at us at times."
Yet one critic thinks everyone needs to grow up and realize Brüno does not represent the entire gay community, but a set of people who "blanket themselves in one aspect of their personality" (their sexuality) just to force a reaction out of people. Another writer sees Cohen's performance of stereotypically outrè gayness this way: "It's not irony, you're just an asshole."
Do you think Bruno will expose or encourage homophobia? Can we laugh at one flamboyant, outrageous (and fictitious) gay man and the possible homophobia this elicits without laughing at the whole community? Could there be a redeeming value to this film?
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Sacha Baron Cohen rocked another skimpy outfit to imitate the Queen's guard for the UK premiere of Bruno earlier today. As usual, Isla didn't pose with her man, but she still showed her support out on the personalized red carpet. The movie doesn't open in the states until July 10, which means we still have a few weeks of Sacha's shameless — often clothes-free — appearances and wacky antics to look forward to.
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Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno opens in July, and the actor is promoting it all over in his completely ridiculous outfits. His stunt with Eminem at the MTV Movie Awards may have been staged, but Sacha is also getting slapped with lawsuits — including one woman's accusation that a stunt led to her paralysis. It feels like Borat all over again, which was saddled with legal trouble for years after its release. So, what do you think of Bruno's antics — intriguing or going too far?
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Get Ready to Cringe: Bruno Trailer Now Online As the new trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen's next mockumentary Bruno points out, Borat is "so 2006," and we haven't had Cohen's particular brand of outrageous discomfort-inducing shenanigans since then. Well, Bruno looks like it more than makes up for lost time. Check out the trailer!