Borat took over Hollywood Monday night for the premiere of his latest flick and the city was truly transformed into a rural area of Kazakhstan. I guess Borat has a large following in Hollywood, celebs like Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore, Sheryl Crow and Courtney love all showed up to support the British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.
The 35-year-old performer made a brow-raising entrance in a horse-drawn limousine, before leading the fans outside in a performance of the national anthem of his controversial persona's home country. Many of those on hand were not familiar with the tune, but the man of the moment provided them with lyric sheets and informed them they would have to answer to Kazakh agents if they did not get into the spirit of things. Also on hand at the premiere were a few of Borat’s friends who wore nothing more than his unique brand of swimming costume, the green G-string suit.
The star of the film Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan also revealed that his controversial flick is a huge hit in his homeland. "This movie has already been release in Kazakhstan and was blockbusterings," he declared. "It take top spot from Hollywood movie King Kongs, which had been number one film in Kazakhstan ever since it was release in 1932."
Although Sacha insists this film is all in good spirits, the country of Kazakhstan is upset over the negative depiction of the country. I think the country of Kazakhstan can use the publicity to help bring tourism and more interest in the nation. After all I am pretty sure if it wasn’t for Borat, most people wouldn’t even know how to pronounce Kazakhstan or sadly even know if it exists.