'Borat' causes uproar with gay black Jesus
11:59AM Saturday January 10, 2009
Sacha Baron Cohen is offending churches with 'Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America For The Purpose Of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable In The Presence Of A Gay Foreigner In A Mesh T-Shirt.'
Sacha Baron Cohen has shocked the US with a controversial new film that features a gay black model called Jesus.
Sacha Baron Cohen's new film has caused religious uproar - because it has a gay black model called Jesus.
The Jewish comic star has failed to impress US test audiences with his new film, tentatively titled 'Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America For The Purpose Of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable In The Presence Of A Gay Foreigner In A Mesh T-Shirt' - with many taking offence at the character called Jesus who wears a crown of thorns and a loincloth like the Christian Messiah.
A source said: "Sacha has really gone for the shock tactics this time. The characters were created deliberately to wind certain sections of society up and Jesus is one of them.
"It won't be the first time Sacha has landed himself in hot water. Religion isn't always the best place to poke fun."
The movie, which is expected to be more controversial than 'Borat...', will be based around an Austrian gay fashion correspondent called Bruno, played by Sacha.
37-year-old runs the risk of upsetting his friend Madonna, when Bruno and his boyfriend follow in her footsteps by adopting an African child, called David.