Monday, December 18, 2006

Positively The Last Word On Borat?

Daniel Marcus in the latest issue of Flow magazine has an extensive article on how 'the former Yugoslavia has caught Borat fever' and how Slovenians can feel superior to Kazakhs, generic easterners and Americans by laughing at the fake documentarist:

'Assuredly, to most Americans, Borat might as well be from the former Yugoslavia – the jokes would work the same to American audiences. In Borat, however, the distance of the character's sophistication from the self-conception of the audience here means that the possibility that Baron Cohen is using Kazakhstan as a stand-in for their own homeland is not even considered.'

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