Ontem a noite eu tava mal. Tava chateada, depressiva com tudo quer aconteceu, tava mal. Faz dias e dias que eu não consigo dormir. E ontem, aquela que parecia ser minha possível solução pra aguentar firme, além de cometer carboidraticídio, foi assistir Dirty Sanchez - O Filme. Cara, é assim: Jackass é suave perto de The Dudesons, esses filandeses sim, conseguem ser loucos e engraçados ao mesmo tempo. Dirty Sanchez ultrapassa esta linha. Eles vão além... são nojentos, sádicos, masoquistas demais pra ser divertido de fato. Da pra rir, claro (claro?), mas a vontade de vomitar é constante. Enfim, meu lema é "tá na merda, sai rolando" então lá fui eu, assistir aquela porra e pra falar a verdade, tava curtido e tal... até a cena da galinha. Desnecessária, no mínimo. Aquilo tirou a "graça" do filme, nas próximas cenas eu não consegui nem sentir nojo, ânsia, ou vontade de rir. Eu, inclusive, tinha um motivo em particular pra ter ficado mal, aliás, pior, com aquela cena, mas nem sei se contei este fato da minha vida a qual me refiro aqui e nem vou contar, assim como não vou descrever a cena da galinha. Só sei que se eu já evitava comer frango, agora vou parar de vez.
E hoje, quase rolei da cadeira do PC, quando encontrei Bruno na net! Caralho-é-hilário! Desde as coisas absurdas, até as piadinhas como "carbicide" que eu usei no começo deste post.
Poderia ficar aqui elogiando o Sacha, falando do Ali G, Borat e o quanto é genial o lance todo, mas ao invés disso, vou postar um texto que achei em um site, falando de algo que eu sempre me questionei ao assistir o Sacha em ação...
Back during “Da Ali G Show” days, things were much simpler. Sacha Baron Cohen would send out interview requests under the guise of being a British production company called United World Productions. When interview subjects arrived, they were greeted by a clean cut, legitimate-looking director. It wasn’t until the red light on the camera blinked that Sacha Baron Cohen made his appearance.
Things got a little more complicated for “Borat.” Producers focused scenes in rural areas, where not nearly so many people have cable television. When producers pre-interviewed subjects, they threw in questions to make sure that they’d never heard of Ali G or Borat or Sacha Baron Cohen. The producers would give all subjects a release form which, conveniently, didn’t identify where the footage would be appearing. Often times, they’d hand out release forms en masse. “We’d have someone in the lobby of a hotel with release forms,” director Larry Charles told Squidoo. “We’d tell people we were shooting today and they may be in the background of a shot. Then they’d get in the elevator and, boom, two naked guys would come running in.” Most people were so quick to sign the forms that they didn’t notice any irregularities.
The crew also had a lawyer who they ran through all their plans with. The lawyer helped determine the line between okay and way too much.
So how did they find enough suckers to fill “Bruno” with equally as amazing scenes? For celebrities, the answer is easy—go through their help. That’s how Paula Abdul got tricked—the producers called her publicist and said that she had won a German “Artist of the Year” award. She showed up at a Hollywood Hills home to receive the award on-camera and her publicist signed a release form for her. She went in and saw there was no furniture—only three Mexican workers on all fours. In character, Bruno encouraged her to sit down on one of them and she did. It wasn’t until an assistant rolled in a naked man covered in sushi that Abdul high-tailed it out of there. She had no idea what had happened—she thought she’d actually run into an insane foreign television crew. Then her manager got a call in April asking about her appearance in “Bruno.” Paula had an aha moment. “I said, ‘I’ve never done anything with Sacha Cohen ... they’re wrong!’” she said. “At 2 o’clock in the morning that night, I woke up in a cold sweat. I popped my body up out of bed and I went, ‘Holy crap! Oh my God!’ And that’s what happened.”
Even with the precautions, Sacha Baron Cohen has been sued. Multiple times. Shortly after “Borat” came out, two fraternity brothers claimed that the producers encouraged them to drink before asking them to sign releases. They also claim they were prompted to make super racist remarks. They said they suffered, “humiliation, mental anguish, and emotional and physical distress, loss of reputation, goodwill and standing in the community.” Their case was dismissed. The judge reasoned, “No reasonable person could consider the statements made by Ali G on the program to be factual. To the contrary, it is obvious that the Ali G character is absurd, and all his statements are gibberish and intended as comedy.”
Soon after, the etiquette coach who Borat hands a bag of poop in the movie sued for emotional harm. Ditto for the truck-driving instructor. Neither lawsuit were successful.
For “Bruno,” only one lawsuit has come up so far. During filming, Bruno crashed a charity bingo game. The event’s organizer, Richelle Olson, was told he was a big celebrity volunteering to call out numbers. But when he started, well, being Bruno, Richelle tried to take the mic from him. In her original lawsuit, Olson said that after a struggle, she fell and suffered two brain bleeds which left her in a wheelchair. However, after being shown footage of the incident, her claims have changed. She now says she was so upset over the incident that she left the room and fainted, falling onto the floor and hurting her head. It remains to be seen whether she was actually hurt by Sacha Baron Cohen, or if she’s a faker just trying to cash in. By the way, that scene got left on the cutting room floor and didn’t actually appear in the movie.