Amazon Prime Video has released the trailer for ‘Borat Supplemental Recordings’, a multi-part special, featuring deleted and extended scenes from its 2020 release ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ or Borat 2.
Titled ‘Borat Supplemental Reportings Retrieved from Floor of Stable Containing Editing Machine’, the multi-part special is expected to rev up Amazon’s Oscar campaign with multi-award winning ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ bagging two nominations, for Best Screenplay and Best supporting Actress for Maria Bakalova, at the 93rd Academy Awards.
The series offers a glimpse into the shenanigans of its titular character Borat, a fictional Kazakh journalist played by Golden Globe winning actor Sacha Baron Cohen, and his daughter Tutar, played by Bakalova, at critical junctures in a footage that never made it into ‘Borat 2’.
The trailer gives a sneak-peek into some new footage, including, from a western Washington cabin, Borat’s lockdown house, where he spends five days in quarantine with Jim Russell and Jerry Holleman, listening to their opinion on American women, of his hilarious conversations with Alexa — whom he calls a “tiny woman” trapped in “a tower”, and of him advising professional babysitter, Jeanise Jones, who had a cameo in Borat 2, to “burn” his daughter if she misbehaves.
Tutar’s antics are also on a roll, including, at a makeover saloon where she asks to look like R&B singer R. Kelly, and her much controversial encounter with American attorney and politician, Rudy Giuliani in a Manhattan hotel room.
The multi-part Amazon special, also, shows some unscripted footage involving some incredibly dangerous escapades where Cohen momentarily breaks character.
This happens at the ‘March for Our Rights’ event in Olympia, Washington, where posing as one of the sponsors, he starts performing a song with racially charged lyrics urging the audience to sing along. The crowd turns riotous and his security whisks him away in an ambulance saving him from, in his own words to the driver, “a violent situation.”
Documentary filmmaking and performing arts coalesce in this multi-part film that engages a wide range of real people from actual places across America and through them, exposes certain embarrassing, and, sometimes, even offensive elements of its culture.
As Bakalova rightly said in a statement:
“Through all of the silliness, we can show some issues that aren’t quite right. It’s supposed to make us think and act, not only react.”
Watch the trailer: