Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
managed to fool the Alabama National Guard as well as former
presidential candidate Ron Paul this past year, as will be
revealed in his new
. Cohen attended the South by Southwest film festival this week
and premiered a 22-minute clip of the film. While
neither the National Guard scenes nor a hotel room scene with
Ron Paul were a part of the sneak preview at the festival, word
of those two pranks have leaked this week.
managed to weasel his way onto a post of the Alabama National
Guard by telling officials that he was filming a German
documentary, according to the Associated Press.
Believing his story,
officials allowed Cohen access to the base, a uniform to
"train" in, and the opportunity to interact with other
cadets. During one such interaction, Cohen removed his clothing
to reveal a thong. He went undetected as an imposter until a
young cadet recognized the actor and reported him to officers,
who have since admitted to being "embarrassed" by the
incident and intend to "make sure [it] doesn't happen
Less is known about
Cohen's hotel room rendezvous with Ron Paul, but rumor has it
the actor attempted to seduce the former presidential candidate
during his prank.
The film, with the full
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
, will be in theaters July 10.