When a politician's name appears alongside Sacha Baron Cohen's, it's reasonable to assume it's because they've been caught shoving their hand down their pants or saying something horribly racist. That's not the case with Hillary Clinton's involvement in Amazon's newly released Borat 2 supplements — though the material is related to allegations that she is a basement-dwelling ghoul who drinks the blood of infants.
The six-part Debunking Borat series of shorts serves as something of an intervention for internet conspiracy aficionados Jim Russell and Jerry Holleman, with whom Borat quarantines for five QAnon-filled days in the film. During Borat's time with Russell and Holleman, they regale the assumed foreigner with tales of Clinton slurping on the adrenal glands of America's youth with a cabal of Satanists beneath a DC pizza parlor.
The surprisingly straight-faced short film series features the pair being confronted with anti-conspiracy experts in an effort to de-program their thinking.
That includes Clinton herself, who says via video message: "I know you've heard a few things about me that you might believe. I know that you're not alone. It's hurtful, I'll be really honest with you. It's hurtful, not just to me and my family but to my friends and other people who know this is not just false but sometimes painfully false. So just as one American to another, I hope we can start trying to find common ground again and overcome all those forces that are trying to divide us and put us into little boxes apart from each other. Wouldn't it be great to kind of come together instead of drift apart? I hope that's possible. Thank you."
After receiving the message, Russell responds with a curt, "I just can't stand her," thus proving that while an intrinsically racist Kazakh journalist can see the errors of his ways and overcome centuries of institutionally reinforced sexism and lunatic conspiracy, America has a long way to go.
The supplemental material to the Oscar-nominated comedy sequel also includes Borat's American Lockdown, which extends the film's quarantine footage to a 36-minute mini feature. There is also a deleted-scenes package titled Borat: VHS Cassette of Material Deemed 'Sub-Acceptable' by Kazakhstan Ministry of Censorship and Circumcision.
The new Borat material is currently streaming on Amazon.