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.