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posted Friday, July 3, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 27

Brüno will both incite homophobia and make bigots squirm
By Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner
The Independent newspaper - London, UK

Sacha Baron Cohen's movie Borat was a masterpiece of comedy; arguably the most inventive satire for many years. Its unique genre of wicked, sophisticated parody set the bar very high; so high that Cohen's latest comedic outing, Bruno, is something of a letdown. After all the hype, I feel cheated.

While the film scores plenty of laughs by mercilessly exposing dim-witted homophobes, Bruno's persona also embodies some really lazy, crude gay stereotypes. A sex-obsessed "cockaholic," he is a shallow bitchy queen who uses and abuses everyone around him. Not nice.

full story:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/peter-tatchell-brno-will-both-incite-homophobia-and-make-bigots-squirm-1727873.html

Note: This is an edited extract from a longer review that appears in the July issue of Attitude magazine, alongside an exclusive interview with Bruno / Sacha Baron Cohen.
http://www.attitude.co.uk



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