- Six men from the Czech Republic were detained in Astana, Kazakhstan for wearing ‘Borat style’ G-string mankinis while posing in front of the ‘I love Astana’ sign.
- The men, who also had matching curly black wigs, were clearly trying to emulate Sacha Baron Cohen’s role in Borat.
- Authorities did not take to the joke, and so the men were detained for ‘hooliganism’, and each fined 22,500 Tenge (approx AUD$90).
- At the time of the mockumentary, the Kazakh people did not take kindly to their portrayal as backward, degenerates.
- However, the country’s Foreign Minister later told Parliament that the film did wonders for the nation, with the number of visas issued by the Government growing tenfold.
- The full title of the film was Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan).