Monday, November 20, 2006

Borat: Make Glorious Lawsuit for Benefit My Accountant

A central theme of Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy "Borat" involves Cohen duping people into making believe he's a real journalist making a real documentary. Naturally, many of the participants come out looking like fools and are not happy about it. Two fraternity brothers from a South Carolina university are suing the film over racist and sexist comments they made on camera. They claim a production crew for the film took them to a bar and got them liquored up before filming them for what they were told would be a documentary to be shown outside the U.S. They also claim that the name of their univserity and fraternity would not be used.

Frat boys being induced to drink alcohol in excess and behave like idiots? Hmmm,,, something tells me they don't have much of a case. That and those release forms that they signed.

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