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Bruno is one of the many alter-egos of Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen, and the subject of Cohen's second straight hit comedy film (following 2006's Borat). Bruno (the movie) was released in the summer of 2009.

In the film, Bruno is an over-the-top Austrian gay fashionista who comes to the United States with the sole intention of becoming famous. As with Borat, the film uses a series of real-life ambush interviews to create situations that are often as uncomfortable to watch as they are hilarious. In addition to everyday people, Bruno's victims include everyone from former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul to what the film presents as an actual suspected terrorist.

Prior to it's release, Bruno had already generated controversy when a scene with Latoya Jackson had to be cut out of respect to the Jackson family following the death of Michael. More recently, a less raunchy version of the film was recut in order for British teenaged fans to be able to see it. In its original version, Bruno includes both full frontal nudity and simulated sex scenes which have been described as both hilarious and "difficult to watch" by some viewers.

You'll find fans of both Sacha Baron Cohen and Bruno blogging at sites like the Bruno Movie Blog.

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Glen Boyd is the author of Neil Young FAQ, released in May 2012 by Backbeat Books/Hal Leonard Publishing. He is a former BC Music Editor and current contributor, whose work has also appeared in SPIN, Ultimate Classic Rock, The Rocket, The Source and other publications. You can read more of Glen's work at the official Neil Young FAQ site. Follow Glen on Twitter and on Facebook.

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