BRAT’s review published on Letterboxd:
when i told my brother that my friends and i were watching this he scoffed and said "borat? that's kind of a straight white male movie," which i think is a gross misunderstanding of the text.
"straight white males" are typically not watching the movie through the lens of being attracted to borat. in this way we are subverting cultural expectations, reclaiming the film for ourselves and our pleasure. many viewers -- straight white male and otherwise -- also do not understand that the butt of the joke is not just borat, but the rampant ignorance deeply and historically ingrained in america. am i using academic language as an excuse to enjoy borat with minimal guilt? maybe. should borat probably not have said the n-word? maybe. is "wa wa wee wa" still funny after 14 years? absolutely. just call me borat pitt