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When “grappling looks like gay porn” goes too far?
Crowds in Arkansas came for the lure of cage fighting and $1 beer, but police say what they got instead was men ripping each others’ clothes off and kissing—a stunt suspected of being orchestrated by Sacha Baron Cohen of “Borat” fame.
It doesn’t seem like it was completely unexpected either:
Producers said “there would be a romantic embrace,” Holland said. “They said it was kind of to essentially make fun, poke fun at wrestling—two guys rolling around on the floor, all sweaty.”
An elaborate array of mounted and handheld video cameras caught the crowd of 1,600’s reaction as the two men “went right up to the line” of the city’s morality laws, Holland said. The two men stripped down to their underwear, kissed and rubbed on each other, the sergeant said.
The audience, as well as local fighters drawn to take part in the show, became enraged. “It set the crowd off lobbing beers,” Holland said. “They had beers in plastic cups. Those things can get some distance on them actually.”
Holland said it took officers about 45 minutes to clear the convention center, as the two actors sprinted away through a specially set-aside tunnel.
A getaway tunnel! Sweet. I wonder if they drove away in a Tin Lizzie only to be tommy gun’d down later.
Considering Sacha Baron Cohen was romping around naked with another guy in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (yes, felt like writing the whole thing), this seems like nothing, outside of making people from Arkansas watch. If Bill Clinton were still down there, they might have won some sort of public service award.
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