Editor’s Note: The following story contains elements of the plot of the sequel to “Borat.”
NEW YORK- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani appears with his hand under his pants after flirting with an actress who plays a young woman pretending to be a television journalist in a scene from the latest Sacha Baron Cohen mockumentary, a sequel from his hit movie “Borat.”
The scene filmed in a New York hotel room in July, which resulted in Giuliani calling the police, includes a moment in which Giuliani is seen lying on a bed with his shirt unbuttoned and his hand on his pants with the young man close.RELATED
Giuliani went to the hotel room thinking he was being interviewed about the Trump administration’s response to COVID-19. The young woman flirts with him and invites him to the bedroom, which is equipped with hidden cameras. Giuliani then asks for her phone number and address. He lies down on the bed and has his hands in his pants.
– Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 21, 2020
The hotel room scene ends when Baron Cohen, who was in costume as part of the interview production crew, bursts into the room in an outrageous suit and yells that the young woman is 15 years old. Until then, there is no indication that he is a minor. The character, Borat’s daughter, is played by actress Maria Bakalova, who is listed as 24 on the Internet Movie Database site, IMDb.com.
Giuliani did not immediately comment.
The former mayor of New York City called the police after that encounter, but there is no indication that an investigation has been launched. Giuliani spoke to the New York Post’s Page Six column about the July incident, but did not mention the bedroom aspect of the encounter. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who wrote a profile on Baron Cohen before the film’s release, tweeted about the scene Wednesday: “It’s even wilder than it sounds. Beyond embarrassment.”
I’ve seen the Giuliani moment in Borat 2. It’s even wilder than it sounds. Beyond cringe.
– Maureen Dowd (@maureendowd) October 21, 2020
Persecuting those close to President Donald Trump is a central theme of the new film “Borat,” a sequel to the 2006 mockumentary that saw Baron Cohen’s character travel the United States, adopting sexist, racist, and anti-Semitic views. and eliciting similar responses from subjects who were unaware of the footage.
For “Borat’s Post-Movie: Delivering a Prodigious Bribe to the American Regime to Once Benefit the Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” Baron Cohen returns as his Kazakh alter ego in a plot involving trying to gift his daughter to the vice president. Mike Pence. The closest Borat gets is the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he yells at Pence that he has brought him a woman.
Dressed in a Donald Trump costume and with Borat’s daughter, played by Bakalova, slung over his shoulder, Baron Cohen is quickly escorted through security. That leads to a second schematic involving Giuliani ending up in the hotel room scene.
Giuliani finalized his divorce from his wife of 15 years in December.