BORAT: THE VILLAGERS ARE OUTRAGED!
This is almost too funny to be believed. You all remember the beginning of Borat where he’s introducing people in his impoverished village in Kazakhstan as rapists, prostitutes and abortionists? It turns out this is a REAL village in Romania and the inhabitants had no idea Sacha Baron Cohen was making fun of them – now they’re thinking of taking legal action. They told reporters from the UK’s Daily Mail that the movie people misled them -implying it was a documentary – and paid them only around $5 each. “We couldn’t understand a word they said and they made us look like uncivilized savages. ” The remote mountain village called Blod has around a thousand gypsies living mostly on welfare, in dilapidated huts without toilets, with only donkeys for transportation. None have seen the movie because the closest theater is 20 miles away. They’re trying to get organized enough to sue, but it costs money. And they’re not getting a lot of respect from their own leaders. The local vice mayor remarked “They got paid so I am sure they are happy. These gypsies will even kill their own father for money.” It makes you want to see the movie AGAIN.