In 2006, the movie Borat immortalized a certain pronunciation of the phrase “my wife,” and made waves for the way its star Sacha Baron Cohen, who played a fictional Kazakh journalist named Borat and filmed his interactions with figures ranging from random people on the street to Pamela Anderson without letting them in on the fact that Borat wasn’t real.
The sequel, Borat 2, or Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan, has been acquired by Amazon after being secretly filmed and completed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the character of Borat has made a few appearances since 2006, he hasn’t been seen in long-form format since his film debut.
As per the announcement of the sequel’s acquisition, the film took Cohen all over America and to different countries, and at a few points required Cohen to wear a bulletproof vest to try to ensure his safety.
No firm date has yet been set for the film’s premiere, but it is expected to hit streaming before the end of October.