Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again … after terrorizing the US a couple of years ago while filming his comedic masterpiece Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Cohen has now set his sights on terrorizing the fashion world for his new film Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Male. He is so great with those catchy, witty titles, ain’t he? In any event, Cohen in character as Bruno has been attending fashion shows in Milan this week and even went so far as to crash the runway of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Here are a couple pics of Bruno sitting front row at one fashion show …
… and then of him storming the Prada catwalk, which resulted in his arrest:
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was taken to a police station yesterday after he brought chaos to the Milan fashion show for the second day running. Despite the increased security after he evaded guards and burst backstage to changing rooms he again managed to get in. Cohen, best known for his bizarre character Borat, caused havoc after storming the catwalk during the Agata Luiz della Prada show. Dressed in a velcro suit he was bundled away by security guards and taken to a nearby police station where he was formally identified. A police officer at Milan Sempione police station said: “A British national by the name of Sacha Baron Cohen was brought here and identified. He did not have any ID documents on him so someone was sent to his hotel when he got here to fetch his passport. He was actually very funny and the first thing he said was ‘Can I make a phone call’ like they do on TV.” Cohen was released without charge and was last night still thought to be in Milan. Earlier this week scantily clad models screamed and security guards dived on him when he burst into a show by Italian designer Iceberg. TV footage screened on Italian TV showed Cohen dressed as his creation Bruno a flamboyant Austrian fashionista. Cohen is in Milan working on a new film called Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Male. The movie is being shot in the same documentary style as 2006’s smash hit Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Wearing fake passes, Cohen and his film crew managed to get past security to the backstage area of Italian label Iceberg’s show. The footage showed an actor dressed in head-to-toe velcro and wearing a blonde wig running about, screaming and hurling himself at the clothes racks. Iceberg’s flustered stylist, Paolo Gerani, managed to stop the man and have the crew removed. Fashion houses have since tightened up security, and Baron Cohen and his crew were blocked while attempting to enter the Dsquared. Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Male is due out next spring.
I hate to admit it but I kinda think these Sacha Baron Cohen movies are funny. I mean, the first time you hear the jokes they are riotously funny … by the time every dork you run into tries to impress you with their Borat impersonation saying “Sexy time” it’s no longer even remotely funny … but that first time, comedy genius. I have no doubt that this new Bruno movie will be a fun to watch the first time around.