A Georgia newspaper publisher has revealed how he and his daughter thought they were starring in a new movie about cotillion only to be duped into being part of Borat 2.
Will Davis, the publisher of the Monroe County Reporter, said he was contacted in February to be part of a movie scene about a girl from Eastern Europe attending her first cotillion.
Davis' two teenage children took cotillion classes where they learned etiquette and how to waltz and fox trot and friends asked them to take part in the movie scene.
Davis and his 18-year-old daughter Abby thought it seemed like a good idea as all they would have to do is dress up, dance, enjoy free food and they'd get paid $50 each.
When the big filming day finally came they were shocked to find a father and daughter duo from Eastern Europe acting 'wildly', flashing the crowd and accosting the guests, before they realized they were being conned.
Monroe County Reporter publisher Will Davis revealed he and his 18-year-old daughter were duped into being filmed in Borat 2. They were asked to dress up and dance in a scene about a cotillion, only to be humiliated by Sacha Baron Cohen and the Borat 2 cast
In the build up for the film, the movie company asked Davis and his daughter to take a short online quiz that tested their knowledge on pop culture and asked if they were familiar with figures like Will Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen and Mike Huckabee. Davis said he could only identify Huckabee.
Then came the in-person interview with several representatives from the film studio who asked them about their jobs and families and asked them to sign a waiver.
On filming day the father-daughter duo headed to the Hay House in Macon.
'On the big night, I sucked in my gut, strapped into my tuxedo and off we went,' Davis wrote in a piece for the Monroe County Reporter, which he owns.
Davis said they were asked to turn into their cell phones which gave them 'cold sweats' and he noticed a slew of armed security guards around the building.
Borat 2 follows Kazakhstani character Borat Sagdiyev's journey to the US where he presents his daughter at a cotillion ceremony in the South
Davis said he believed the storyline of the movie was about an Eastern European girl trying to make her debut in Southern society at the cotillion ceremony. Sacha Baron Cohen and Irina Nowak pictured above in the trailer for the movie entering the cotillion
'The father was tall, had a long nose and was acting wildly all night prancing around in a long coat. He accosted me as we waited in the presentation line and yanked out a Georgian-English dictionary and was pointing at words wildly trying to tell me something,' Davis said
The father-daughters duos were split into two teams, A and B.
Davis said he was on team B and they were asked to wait while Team A filmed in the ballroom and greeted special guests including two girls and their father from the Eastern European country Georgia.
'Word spread around the Hay House that the storyline [of the movie] was that a young girl from the country of Georgia had dreamed of making her debut in the American South. She and her father had arrived and would be filmed interacting with local dads and daughters,' Davis said.
Davis said he felt something was strange when he tried to step outside the venue and was stopped by an armed guard.