City councils and mayors seem to fight all the time, but rarely does it involve superheroines with names like Thong Girl:
Unhappy that “Thong Girl 3” movie scenes were recently filmed in the Gallatin mayor’s office, city council members directed the city attorney to draft a new law that would prevent similar embarrassments.
Under the proposed law, filmmakers and people wanting to use the city’s buildings, time or equipment for private uses would have to seek the council’s permission.
So, the skinny here … Thong Girl, the main character in the film, apparently flies around Nashville fighting villains who want to turn country singers into rappers. If you’re familiar with Cowboy Troy, then you know how evil this truly is. Her powers come from her thong … literally. She can shoot lasers out of her ass when wearing them. You can read more about the movie itself over at the official website.
So now the mayor of Gallatin, Tenn. is in hot water with the city council because he let filmmaker Glen Weiss use his office to film scenes for the third Thong Girl movie (yes, it’s a trilogy!). And it’s getting international attention for the town, but not the kind the city council obviously wants.
Weiss also has a blog, where you can see the “Google Current” story on the undies bruhaha and hear directly from the man himself on all the attention he’s getting:
Whew! This is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write anything since “ThongGate”. I call it ThongGate because this could very well be the ruination of a political career – and for that I am truly sorry. But I digress.
If you haven’t been following the news in the past few days, let me update you. My silly little film “Thong Girl 3: Revenge Of The Dark Widow” has been causing quite a stir… around the world! I kid you not; we have had correspondence and web hits from as far away as China, Australia, Poland and even Afghanistan.
I should also point out that when the news story mentions “White House filmmaker Glenn Weiss,” White House is a town in Tennessee. He doesn’t work for, y’know, that White House, which would have added another strange yet fun element to the story.