Guiliani Takes Star Turn in New Borat Movie

The internet blew up Wednesday with the news that Rudy Giuliani had a rather indiscreet encounter in a hotel room with a young woman in the new Borat film. The Guardian published this account of the scene:

“In the film, released on Friday, the former New York mayor and current personal attorney to Donald Trump is seen reaching into his trousers and apparently touching his genitals while reclining on a bed in the presence of the actor playing Borat’s daughter, who is posing as a TV journalist.

“Following an obsequious interview for a fake conservative news program, the pair retreat at her suggestion for a drink to the bedroom of a hotel suite, which is rigged with concealed cameras.

“After she removes his microphone, Giuliani, 76, can be seen lying back on the bed, fiddling with his untucked shirt and reaching into his trousers. They are then interrupted by Borat who runs in and says: ‘She’s 15. She’s too old for you.'”

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In the scene Guiliani is flattered and flirtatious, he drinks scotch, coughs, fails to socially distance and brags that Trump saved a million Americans from dying of the coronavirus. He also agrees – in theory at least – to eat a bat with his interviewer.

Donald Trump’s personal attorney, who swears he’s not being played as a “useful idiot” by Russia, first discussed having a strange hotel room encounter in July. Then he told The New York Post he called the police after being duped into a spook interview by Sacha Baron Cohen. The former mayor said he went to the aptly-named Mark Hotel in Manhattan for what he was told would be an interview about the Trump administration’s COVID-19 pandemic response. The interview was interrupted, he said at the time, when “this guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit. It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd. He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn’t what I would call distractingly attractive.”

Giuliani said he called police because he thought the man bursting into the room was part of a “shakedown or scam.” “I only later realized it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen. I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me,” Guiliani told The Post.

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