Anti-gay “researcher” Dr. Paul Cameron, infamous for his severely skewed statistics and his support of Nazi concentration camp tactics for dealing with homosexuals, has yet again been made a fool. This time it’s in Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming movie “Brüno,” in which he plays a flamboyant, gay Austrian man of that name.
Victim: Dr. Paul Cameron, chairman of the Family Research Institute, Colorado
Scene: Bruno comes to him for advice on going straight.
“I did a German thing a year ago. Is that this? I wondered what had happened to that. I’m in this bloody film? Well, I’ll be jiggered. I guess you never can believe when people are in distress.
“I had to go to Kansas City. I was told that this chap was a homosexual in Germany, had a popular TV program in Germany, was perhaps suicidal and wanted to [become straight]. And I was supposed to see if I could help him in some way.
His producer was telling people what to do. He’d say, ‘Here’s the setting. This will be your office. He’ll come in, give him the kinds of advice that will be useful for him.’ It took about two and a half, three hours. To put it mildly, a few of his questions seemed strange. When he tried to sit by me and he wanted to give me a b – – w job, that kind of stuff pushed it.
“If it’s a gag, it was pretty well staged. I’ll be another laughing stock. Oh, well.”
In an ironic twist against the Nazi-admirer, Baron Cohen is Jewish and often places Judaism-related gags into his comedy.