SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Two unsuspecting fraternity boys want to make a lawsuit against "Borat" over their drunken appearance in the hit movie.
The legal action filed Thursday on their behalf claims they were duped into appearing in the spoof documentary "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," in which they made racist and sexist comments on camera.
The young men "engaged in behavior that they otherwise would not have engaged in," the lawsuit says.
"Borat" follows the adventures of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's Kazakh journalist character in a blend of fiction and improvised comic encounters as he travels across the United States and mocks Americans.
The plaintiffs were not named in the lawsuit "to protect themselves from any additional and unnecessary embarrassment." They were identified in the movie as fraternity members from a South Carolina university, and appeared drunk as they made insulting comments about women and minorities to Cohen's character.
The lawsuit claims that in October 2005, a production crew took the students to a bar to drink and "loosen up" before participating in what they were told would be a documentary to be shown outside of the United States.
"They were induced to agree to participate and were told the name of the fraternity and the name of their school wouldn't be used," said the plaintiffs' attorney, Olivier Taillieu. "They were put into an RV and were made to believe they were picking up Borat the hitchhiker."
After a bout of heavy drinking, the plaintiffs signed a release form they were told "had something to do with reliability issues with being in the RV," Taillieu said.
The film "made plaintiffs the object of ridicule, humiliation, mental anguish and emotional and physical distress, loss of reputation, goodwill and standing in the community," the lawsuit said.
Finally saw this movie and it's REALLY ******* funny. Alright, as you guys said, it's not off the scale funny, but still amazing. Even though alot was shown in the trailer, there was plenty near the end that wasn't.
Kidnapping Pamela was just hillarious, I cant believe he did that, I would have been scared of the security men having guns and shooting. And you would literaly have one chance and one chance only. Unless she was in on it? The naked fight in the hotel was borderline weird, until they ran out into the conference when it just became absolute comedy gold. And the scene in the Jewish B&B was just unbelievable, the moment the door opened and I saw that skullcap I began salivating at the prospect of what was to come, and wasnt disappointed. He didnt go for the juggular as much as he could have done at some points, for example, in the big religious meeting I felt there was alot more scope, but all in all his balls are quite amazing, the singing at the rodeo was just VC worthy. All in all a totally hillarious film!