The Rudy Giuliani Scene In the New Borat Movie Isn’t What You Think
By now, you have likely heard about the scene in the intermittently amusing new Borat movie, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, in which Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and the personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, is caught in what The Guardian has described as a “compromising scene” with a young woman posing as a journalist in a hotel room.
Here’s how The Guardian, which first reported the scene, described it: “In the film, released on Friday, the former New York mayor and current personal attorney to Donald Trump is seen reaching into his trousers and apparently touching his genitals while reclining on a bed in the presence of the actor playing Borat’s daughter, who is posing as a TV journalist.”
The scene doesn’t exactly look great for Giuliani, but if that’s all you’ve heard, it’s probably not what you think.
The bit, which serves as the movie’s finale, starts with Giuliani sitting down for an interview in a hotel suite, a fairly common location for videotaped interviews of well-known figures. He thinks he’s talking to a foreign journalist. But in fact, he’s talking to the actress who plays Borat’s 15-year-old daughter (the actress is actually 24) who has disguised herself in order to interview someone close to the president for plot reasons that aren’t particularly important.
As the interview begins, she butters him up, describing how thrilled she is to be talking to him. The interview is obsequious in tone, and when COVID-19 comes up, the former mayor makes the striking claim that “China manufactured the virus” and “deliberately spread” it around the world.
As the conversation, which has obviously been heavily edited, proceeds, the pair appear to be flirting with each other, or at least acting quite friendly. But this might be because she’s acting somew
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