It’s never good news when it’s about the tanker, and now this.
Moviegoers know Jody Trautwein as the smiling Alabama pastor who tries to talk Sacha Baron Cohen’s character out of being gay in the hit movie “Bruno.” Trautwein is now auditioning for another role: Mayor of Birmingham.
(Forgive me if this is old news to you guys; after all, you actually live in Birmingham, while all I do is read about it.)
I didn’t see Bruno, fwiw. I didn’t see the Borat thing either, but clips I watched on YouTube left me completely cold. No matter how despicable the bigot, entrapment sh*t like this is even worse, in my opinion:
Trautwein said he was duped into appearing in the movie through phone calls from a producer and fake Internet sites set up by Cohen’s cohorts. Trautwein believed he was helping a German TV crew telling the story of a man who wanted to give up homosexuality.