What a terrible movie. I just went to see Bruno this afternoon and perhaps is one of the worst flicks I've ever seeing. It was gross, raunchy, disgusting, terrible sense of humor!
The worst thing about this movie is that it makes gay people look really bad, as if we all are sex addicts and dildo-obsessed drag queens, with a thirst for money and fame so extreme that we would do anything to get them. To be that way, one doesn't need to be gay.
And of course the film is racist as it can be. Mexican men are used as chairs and furniture, and a Black kid is used as a toy, an Asian gay man is portrayed as a submissive sex slave. Darn.
What a disappointment to see singers Bono, Sting and Elton John (what the fuck) appear at the end singing a retarded song along Bruno and Snoopy Dog, who to me represents the worst stereotype of a Black man: dumb, sexist, addicted, and an asshole.
The movie starts showing Bruno as the comical acting guy who represents all what homophobes think of a white gay man: queeny, slutty, fashion obsessed and extremely mannered. Ok. for 10 minutes it kind of looked funny and it reminded me of Youtube star Chris Crocker -perhaps the inspiration for Sacha Baron Cohen?
The room wasn't as full as I thought, in a nice summer Sunday that is what I expected at the Georgetown movie theater. The people that laughed the most behind my seat were mostly white men who I guess were homophobes in some way. You have to be.
The film script is very basic and predictable: the foreign guy -a gay guy in this case- coming to America trying to become famous and rich. The most ridiculous adventures follow, with lots of dildos, penises and bare asses being showed - to the point that it made me wanted to throw up the chocolate-covered raisins I had just eaten.
Do not waste your money and your time. If you like this film, you are either a really ignorant person with a bad taste, a gay man with really low self esteem, a racist individual who think is Ok. to make fun of Mexican immigrants -they refer to that nationality at least 3 times- or a homophobic person who think gay men are only about getting anything in our butt holes, the bigger the better.
As a gay man I am really offended by this movie, and as a person against racism I think this film should be condemned by everyone who knows the disgraces that racism -even in a form of a bad joke- can cause. Anyone with sense of the power that media has over people should denounce this type of films. This went really wrong.
Update in response of emails I received
Those of us are somewhat familiar with the images shown in this movie -being gay has exposed me to see them in real life for better or worse- we may be able to digest some of what this film shows, hardly.
What I am mostly concerned about is what straight people think of us afterward. Especially kids who see this film and will take it as the only reference they will ever get about gay life, especially white males - even if this is meant to be a joke. The reactions I heard last night for instance where devastating: 'gay people are nasty'... and alike.
Personally I think that being a LGBT person is not just about sex, let alone sex addiction or dildo/dick obsession. Some say this movie tries to fight homophobia but hello? It is actually reinforcing a really bad stereotype about white gay men - which at the end of the day affects all gays anyways.
Those who don't know anything about gay people might take this joke as something more serious. We gay men are supposed to be a joke? ha, ha not funny to me.
Meanwhile Sacha Baron Cohen and the people behind this movie are savoring bigger bank accounts. Do they care about anything else? I don't think so.
Where does our humanity go? How can you celebrate seeing Indigenous immigrants being used as chairs, while thousands of families are being incarcerated by the U.S. government because they can't access work documents.
Who thinks is Ok. to use a Black child as the baby trophy of a white gay couple, in times when most African American boys grow without fathers, because 1 of 4 Black men in the U.S. are incarcerated at some point of their lives? Is this film a mockery of a Jewish comedian towards the disgrace of others?
Think about the consequences when this film goes to other countries where people REALLY follow the patterns set by movies -I come from one of those- and where the line between comedy and reality is really hard to define. This is worrisome, not funny.