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Friday, January 9, 2009

Sacha Baron Cohen is Black Jesus

Yak Shamash ... as Borat

Yak Shamash ... as Borat

I NEVER thought SACHA BARON COHEN could make a more controversial film than BORAT.

But it sounds like he has in the movie dubbed by fans on t’internet as Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America For The Purpose Of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable In The Presence Of A Gay Foreigner In A Mesh T-Shirt.

The gay fashion correspondent from Austria, played by Sacha looks set to infuriate religious groups with one of the key characters a black model called Jesus who wears a loincloth and a crown of thorns.

Test audiences in the US have seen an early edit and the more religious members at the screenings failed to see the funny side.

That’s a sure-fire sign the film is a belter.

A source said: “Sacha has really gone for the shock tactics this time.

“The characters were created deliberately to wind certain sections of society up and Jesus is one of them.

“It won’t be the first time Sacha has landed himself in hot water. The water might be a little hotter this time round though. Religion isn’t always the best place to poke fun.”

MADONNA sparked outrage in 1989 by making the beast with two backs in the video for Like A Prayer with a bloke the church were convinced she intended as a black version of Christ.

Last month, I revealed Sacha was risking his friendship with Madge by poking fun at her adoption of Malawian nipper DAVID BANDA.

Bru-know it's funny ... Sacha Baron Cohen

Bru-know it's funny ... Sacha Baron Cohen

In the film, Bruno and his boyfriend follow in her footsteps by adopting an African orphan, also called David.

Last year Sacha was nicked in Milan for gatecrashing a fashion show for a scene in the film.

He also ruffled feather boas at Kansas Airport in the States by filming his camp antics in the main terminal.

Sacha has only just finished sweeping up the lawsuits from Borat after some of the unwitting stars of the film decided they were exploited.

But I reckon Bruno has the potential to cause the kind of controversy that will guarantee another box office smash.

So when Sacha checks his bank balance the only thing he will have to say is: “It’s niiiiice.”