Ron Paul in Attempted Sex Scene in Bruno

Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat follow-up tricks Texas Republican
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2009 10:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ron Paul is about the last person you’d expect to see in Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat follow-up. But the libertarian congressman appears for a 5-minute cameo, reports Slate, in which Cohen’s gay character, seeking to attain fame via sex tape, tricks Paul into a darkened hotel bedroom. When Bruno drops his pants, Paul storms out, seeming to mutter, “This guy is a queer!”

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“You can tell at each weird gay detail, he [chalks] it up to, This guy is European,” says one of the attendees of the recent screening of Bruno. A Paul spokesman says Cohen’s people were deceptive, and besides, if Paul did say “queer” and not “weird,” “it’s not exactly a shocking term.” (Read more Ron Paul stories.)

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