'Bruno' Pranks Alabama Army Base

Sacha Baron Cohen strikes again
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2009 7:18 PM CDT
'Bruno' Pranks Alabama Army Base
Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat in Paris.   (AP Photo)

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.” (More officer candidate school stories.)

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