'Bruno' Pranks Alabama Army Base

Sacha Baron Cohen strikes again
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2009 7:18 PM CDT
Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat in Paris.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sacha Baron Cohen infiltrated an Alabama military base for a few hours in February as “Bruno”—a gay Austrian fashion journalist—before a savvy cadet spotted the ruse, the AP reports. The footage could appear in Cohen’s upcoming film, Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America For The Purpose Of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable In The Presence Of A Gay Foreigner In A Mesh T-Shirt.

“They called and said they were a German affiliate of a TV station doing a documentary on what it was like to be in officer candidate school,” said a spokeswoman for the base. “It's an embarrassment to the Alabama National Guard. Since then we have put in protocols to make sure this doesn't happen again.”