Continuing the long and proud tradition of causing a ruckus at the annual MTV Movie Awards, Sacha Baron Cohen managed to steal the show last night, upstaging even the likes of teen heartthrob Robert P
Continuing the long and proud tradition of causing a ruckus at the annual MTV Movie Awards, Sacha Baron Cohen managed to steal the show last night, upstaging even the likes of teen heartthrob Robert Pattinson (Twilight).
Playing his Borat-follow-up character, the very European and very gay Bruno, Cohen flew in over the star-studded audience on a high wire dressed as Icarus, complete with giant white wings. In a faked technical malfunction (whimsically riffing on Icarus’ fall), Bruno was flipped upside down and then lowered directly into the awaiting lap of Eminem, who, rumor has it, got way more than he bargained for when he signed on to be a party to the stunt ahead of time.
Apparently the producers neglected to mention the wee tiny detail that Cohen would be wearing nothing but an ass-crack-baring white thong under his fringed loin cloth, resulting in Eminem getting a face full of Bruno’s junk. In a tantrum-y fit of pique, the rapper stormed off as soon as his nearest neighbors in the audience pulled Bruno off of him.
Bruno, in all his — well, almost — glory.
Oh, Eminem. I never did buy into your “I’m not really a homophobe, honest” publicity stunt with Elton John way back when. And watching you further humiliate yourself last night with the sheer gracelessness of your display of homophobic disgust? Yeah. Pretty priceless.
“See him acclaiming the sun and come plunging down
while his sensible daddy goes straight into town.” -Anne Sexton