If its not drunken frat boys, shocked conservative groups, or pissed-off Romanians, there seems to be no end to the number of people that want to get their fingers into the pie.
According to the AP, almost three years after giving his consent, Michael Psenicska, who was the driving instructor from the movie is now suing 20th Century Fox:
Psenicska is demanding over $100,000 in undisclosed punitive damages. I am sure this has more to do with the fact that the movie has grossed over $258 million than the fact that poor Mr. Psenicska looks like a total fool in the film. And he does look like a fool. But being foolish doesn't entitle you to a chunk of the profit, Mr. Psenicska.
According to the lawsuit, the film's staffers had promised they were producing a documentary about the integration of foreign people into the American way of life, a subject that interested Psenicska because he was in the business of teaching foreigners to drive.
Yet, it says, when filming began, Borat did a hugging and kissing routine, struggled with his seat belt like a child, drove on the wrong side of the road, made ethnic slurs, said women had small brains and rolled down a window and offered a female pedestrian $10 for "sexy time."
In fact, I seem to recall an old addage about a fool and his money that might be appropriate here.
photo courtesy: Reuters