S3 E25: Borat 2 and The Trial of the Chicago 7: Very Naaiiice 2020 Political Moviefilms

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In this episode, hosts Izzy, Afra and Diaodiao talk to our old friend Lin Santu and new friend, standup comedian Huey (TikTok @drhueyli), about two recent political films starring Sacha Baron Cohen.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a dramatized reenactment of the 1969 trial of seven activists charged by the federal government with conspiracy, for their roles in organizing the counterculture protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

We talk about the film’s various limitations and how it comments on and relates to the BLM protests this past summer.

In the second half of the show, we dive into acerbic comedy Borat 2. The highly anticipated sequel to Borat may be best known for the infamous scene with Giuliani in the hotel room, but the breakout star is actually Borat’s 15-year old daughter Tutar. Is this the kind of commentary we need in today’s divisive political climate? We talk about these and more in this episode.

  • 4:30 What are we talking about when we are talking about Sorkin?
  • 11:32 The history behind “The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • 26:00 Police brutality in 1968 and 2020
  • 40:10 “Borat Subsequent Movie Film” is ridiculously relevant and absurdly realistic
  • 47:30 We need to see more of Tutar
  • 53:00 Do we still need Borat in a post-truth world?

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