Sacha Baron Cohen Makes “Queer” Pass at Ron Paul
Two of my favorite former presidential aspirants have now been punked by Sacha Baron Cohen. Those who thought the Borat scene with Bob Barr funny (modified YouTube below) may find even the thought of this one even funnier. Here’s how Slate describes (movie spoiler warning) the scene with Ron Paul for the upcoming movie Bruno:
Cut to a nondescript hotel suite where Bruno sits across from Ron Paul. After a brief exchange of pleasantries, a light blows out on the set. Bruno apologizes for the technical difficulties and suggests that he and Paul wait in the other room while the crew fixes the light.
The other room, it turns out, is a bedroom. The lighting is low, and the film is now grainy—not unlike a sex tape—as it cuts to a hidden spy camera. There’s a spread of Champagne and strawberries and caviar on a table.
Bruno tells Paul to make himself comfortable. Paul sits down on the bed. Bruno turns on some music and starts dancing. Paul is visibly uneasy but doesn’t say anything at first. He picks up a newspaper and pretends to read it. “You can tell at each weird gay detail, he [chalks] it up to, This guy is European,” says one of the attendees.
Finally, Paul asks what’s going on. “Don’t worry about it, Dr. Paul,” says Bruno, who then unbuckles his belt and drops his pants. At that point, Paul snaps up and storms out of the room.
As Paul is walking away, you can hear him say, several times, something like, “This guy is a queer!” “The word queer comes out of his mouth three or four times,” says an attendee.
As I was driving from Atlanta to Birmingham today, I heard on the radio that Cohen also punked the Alabama National Guard. It seems that Cohen may have actually spent more time around the Alabama Guard than Dubya.