Borat 2: Subsequent Moviefilm is coming to Amazon Prime Video on Friday, October 23rd, and a first proper trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s hurriedly-filmed project attempts to give us an idea of what we’re in for, but …we probably still aren’t ready for what we’re about to get.
The existence of a sequel to Baron Cohen’s 2006 comedy vehicle Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was officially confirmed in late September after being produced in relative secret, and was first announced as Borat! Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan, before being changed to Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe To American Regime For Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (we have officially stopped trying to keep up so let’s just go with Borat 2 for the rest of these words). The long-awaited movie then quickly found a pre-election streaming home at Amazon.
In the first trailer for Borat 2 (yes), our beloved hero brings even more shame to Kazakhstan than ever before. This time around, we get to meet Borat’s daughter and Mike Pence makes a dramatic appearance. Don’t worry, there are plenty of dirty jokes, too.
Take a look:
The possibility of a feature-length sequel for Borat Sagdiyev, the Kazakhstani television personality created by Baron Cohen who originally debuted on the short-lived youth chat show series F2F before appearing on his breakout comedy series Da Ali G Show, has been discussed on and off since 2007, when 20th Century Fox revealed that the writer, activist and comedian had signed on to make one for them, but Baron Cohen was sure that too many people were aware of Borat for a second film to be viable at the time, and he soon moved onto other projects, like Showtime’s Who Is America? and Aaron Sorkin’s forthcoming legal drama film The Trial of the Chicago 7, which will also be streaming in October on Amazon’s rival platform Netflix.
Since 2006, Borat has briefly popped up again on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and in 2018 encouraged Americans to vote, but in July 2020 it became clear that Baron Cohen was planning something bigger when he arranged a fake interview with Rudy Giuliani, and later appeared at a gun rally in Washington. According to reports, making Borat 2 was a dangerous endeavor for all involved, and Baron Cohen had to wear a bulletproof vest at various points during the film’s production.