Thursday, 7Mate, 11.30pm, MA15+ (2009)
Inimitable imitator, satirist and agitator Sacha Baron Cohen (pictured) follows up his 2006 hit Borat with much of the same prejudic e- baiting humour in this merciless mockumentary. The wide-eyed foreigner with a skewed take on American culture this time is the über-fabulous, funky fashionista Brüno, determined to become “the biggest Austrian superstar since Hitler”. Obviously, nothing is sacred to Baron Cohen as he shocks the unwitting victims of his comedy, and, as with Borat, the biggest target is conservative middle America. The film was destined for controversy as it trades shamelessly on gay stereotypes, but people will have to make up their own mind whether this is exploitation or a clever way to hold a mirror up to the preconceptions of both the film’s subjects and its audience.