That's nice! And I agree. The two less than desirable frat boys from Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan have lost their court case against the film. Their slew of charges included fraud, rescission of contract, statutory and common law false light, appropriation of likeness and negligent infliction of emotional distress, as reported by Yahoo! Entertainment. Apparently, the two were demanding their scenes be eliminated from any film cuts for future screenings as well as completely deleted from the DVD. They also desired financial solace for the individuals that they truly are.

Their entire argument revolved around being overly intoxicated, and as a result, they were not able to edit themselves properly. But we, the audience, wouldn't want them any other way. Nor would Sacha Baron Cohen for that matter. I'm thoroughly amazed at his commitment to the character throughout the film. First of all, his ability to take these people seriously deserves a standing ovation. Then, his mischievous and brilliant ability to get the truth out of people in the most non threatening subliminal ways deserves every award known to man. I still don't know how he was able to hold it together while he was being "saved" by the Evangelical Christians. I actually wonder what they think about the film.

I do find it utterly fascinating that there are no other (to the public knowledge) Americans in the film that have attempted to sue Borat for its depiction of them. The fact of the matter is that it wasn't a depiction. Depiction is a portrayal or a description of something or someone. Those people were just behaving simply as who they are. They are grounded in that fact and thus have nothing to apologize for. Perhaps their lack of apology and uprising against the film is more honorable than a couple boys trying to cover up for being obnoxious, racist and an utter embarrassment to this country. Lately, we're used to being embarrassed but hopefully no one is more embarrassed than them. Let's keep our fingers crossed that they've learned a little something about themselves and let it be more than not to get too drunk when there is a camera around.
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