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Borat walks through the 2020 looking glass

The new Borat movie tackles anti-Semitism, sexism, conspiracy theories and politics. We speak to Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson about the mirror it holds up to U.S. society.
Sacha Baron Cohen arrives in character for the premiere of Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Oct. 23, 2006. (Matt Sayles/The Associated Press)

Sacha Baron Cohen's new satire, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, uses the same kind of pranks and antics as his first Borat film to tackle sexism, anti-Semitism, conspiracy theories and politics. But a lot has changed in the world since the original movie came out in 2006. And thanks to social media and the current U.S. political climate, the satire in this new movie hits very differently.

Alissa Wilkinson, a film critic and culture reporter for Vox, joins us to talk about the mirror the new movie holds up to U.S. society.

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