Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno" Has Black, Thorn-Wearing Model Named "Jesus"

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Outrageous reports about Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno" movie continue to come out. In the film Cohen plays a gay Austrian fashion journalist named Bruno.

The latest comes from the UK Sun, which reports one character is "a black model called Jesus who wears a loincloth and a crown of thorns":

Test audiences in the US have seen an early edit and the more religious members at the screenings failed to see the funny side.

A source said: "Sacha has really gone for the shock tactics this time.

"The characters were created deliberately to wind certain sections of society up and Jesus is one of them.

Previous reports include Bruno sending up Madonna by adopting a child named David from Africa as well as photos showing Bruno crashing the runways of Paris and Milan and Prop 8 rallies.

The complete title of the movie is reportedly "Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America For The Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable In The Presence Of A Gay Foreigner In A Mesh T-Shirt."