Sacha Baron Cohen Film ‘The Lesbian’ Inspired by Hong Kong Billionaire

Oct 5, 2012 12:21pm
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Sacha Baron Cohen in "The Dictator." Credit: Rex Features/AP Images.

“Borat” begat “Bruno,” and now “The Dictator’s” spawned “The Lesbian.”

Master satirist Sacha Baron Cohen and his production company are developing a film tentatively called “The Lesbian” for Paramount Pictures, the studio told Entertainment Weekly Thursday.

It’s inspired by the true story of Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao’s $65 million offer to any man who woos and weds his lesbian daughter, Gigi Chao, who has been married to her female partner for seven years. Cecil Chao’s proposition made headlines last month, and he told the Associated Press that he’s been blown away by the reaction, with “thousands of people writing to say they want to be my in-laws.”

His daughter doesn’t seem to mind the attention.

“I’m actually on very, very loving terms with my father,” she told the AP. “We speak on a daily basis. He just has a very interesting way of expressing his fatherly love.”

Let’s see what happens when Cohen gives their story the “Borat” treatment.

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