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The Porno Switcheroo Archives: South Carolina Cable And The Hills Have Thighs

Now, the funniest instance of a Porno Switcheroo almost always involves children. Children who think they are about to watch Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief but accidentally see Penis Jackoff & the Orgasms: The Lightning Sexxx = Classic. But, of course, there are many forms of Porno Switcheroo, and all of them will be cataloged here, for these are the Porno Switcheroo Archives. From UPI:

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 24 (UPI) — A former South Carolina lawmaker turned filmmaker is accusing two cable channels of confusing his comedy movie with a similarly-named porn film.

James “Bubba” Cromer, who served in the state House of Representatives from 1990-1998 and currently works as the legislative body’s reading clerk, said Showtime’s The Movie Channel and HBO’s Cinemax movie networks promoted a soft-core pornography film “The Hills Have Thighs” as his 2008 comedy film of the same name, The State, Columbia, S.C., reported Wednesday.

Cromer said he was excited to read listings that named him as the director and many of his family and friends, including state lawmakers, tuned in to the expected premier on The Movie Channel and were shocked to see the pornographic flick instead.

Whoops! I’m not sure what is more embarrassing: to be the victim of a Porno Switcheroo, or to be the person to have made this movie. Also, no offense to Mr. Comer, but maybe just a pro-tip for next time: if you’re worried about your movie being confused with a porno, maybe don’t give it a TOTAL PORNO NAME. The Hills Have Thighs? C’mon son! And what is an Appalachian Comedy anyway? Does that just mean that it’s creepy and unfunny and looks like it was made for $17 and a bag of Lender’s onion bagels? Because if so then you clearly nailed it.

Sorry. I’m sorry, Coach. We all have dreams, and it’s not fair of me to rip on yours. Besides, you said something in regards to the Porno Switcheroo that really struck a chord for me:

“It had nudity, sex acts, ridiculous language, just very pornographic content in my view,” Cromer said. “I physically got sick. I’ve worked 22 years for a name. My name is all I’ve got and I saw it disintegrating in front of me.”

It’s true! Your name is all you’ve got! This guy knows:

Good luck on your lawsuit, Mr. Comer. The psychological trauma that was inflicted upon the three grown adults (all personal friends and members of your family) who accidentally saw a professionally made soft-core porn instead of your awful-looking movie must be accounted for by the American Justice System. SUSTAINED. As for this Porno Switcheroo, FILE UNDER: Self-Inflicted. (Thanks for the tip, Trevor.)