Looks like the opening scene from Borat’s movie took place in a real village in Romania and they’re pissed.
But now the villagers of this tiny, close-knit community have angrily accused the comedian of exploiting them, after discovering his new blockbuster film portrays them as a backward group of rapists, abortionists and prostitutes, who happily engage in casual incest.
They claim film-makers lied to them about the true nature of the project, which they believed would be a documentary about their hardship, rather than a comedy mocking their poverty and isolation.
Villagers say they were paid just Â£3 each for this humiliation, for a film that took around Â£27million at the worldwide box office in its first week of release.
Now they are planning to scrape together whatever modest sums they can muster to sue Baron Cohen and fellow film-makers, claiming they never gave their consent to be so cruelly misrepresented.
Disabled Nicu Tudorache said: This is disgusting. They conned us into doing all these things and never told us anything about what was going on. They made us look like primitives, like uncivilised savages. Now they,re making millions but have only paid us 15 lei [around Â£3].
Cambridge-educated Baron Cohen filmed the opening scenes of the Borat movie in Glod – a village that is actually in Romania, rather than Kazakhstan, and whose name literally translates as ‘mud’, last summer.
“Impoverished” frat boys also want to sue Borat:
Columbia, South Carolina:Two unsuspecting fraternity boys want to “make a lawsuit” against Borat over their drunken appearance in the hit movie.
The legal action filed on Thursday on their behalf claims they were duped into appearing in the spoof documentary Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, in which they made racist and sexist comments on camera.