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.)

Comments (42)
  1. Now no one nicknamed “Bubba” will get the respect they truly deserve. Thanks a lot, HBO.

  2. i feared this hilarious new feature was going to be few and far between… but theres way more porno switcheroos than i could have ever expected! great job, bubba!

  3. Seriously?
    A US representative – EXCUSE ME – CLERK – made this awful looking shit?
    “Get into MY Wormhole!”
    “She has the Burger, you have the hot dog.”
    Loose Wimmen, Killin and Booze Swillin?
    Seriously. The best parody concept he came up with was the hills have thighs and he couldnt go with, say the Shills Have Eyes or The Hills Bear Kids with Too many Eyes? Or Bobby Hill Leads a revolution in the land of the flies? Idk, I’m just gonna go home now.

  4. It makes me happy to see Rachel Berry from Glee looking shocked with her multi-ethnic family and 1 of her 2 dads.

  5. Was anyone else immediately reminded of “Coven” when watching that trailor?

  6. Umm if you don’t want people confusing your “film” for softcore porn, maybe don’t submit it to something called Le Boner Film Tastival?

  7. That’s a fancy camera he shoots his movies on!

  8. “I’ve worked 22 years for a name. My name is all I’ve got and I saw it disintegrating in front of me.”

    This guy can totally relate:

    • See what happened her is, I thought his nickname was “Coach”, not Bubba because Gabe said “I’m sorry, Coach”. I haven’t had my morning coffee yet. I’d like to retract my last joke and resubmit.

      “I’ve worked 22 years for a name. My name is all I’ve got and I saw it disintegrating in front of me.”

      This guy can totally relate:

      Better.

  9. I guess mom was right. I need to change the title of my screenplay “Take it All”

  10. Was anyone else afraid of clicking the link Gabe provided for the movie? I actually wasn’t really sure which movie website he was going to link to…

    • I’m also afraid of the porno version of this movie as well. Any movie that is trying to mix buxom babes with terrorizing killer mutants definitely has some artistic balls.

  11. Appalachian Comedy = Mountains + Toothless Men in Overalls + Full Figured Gals x Twang – all forms of Yanks / Mountain Dew&Cheetos

  12. The Carolinas are seriously racking these things up as fast as they can.

    • Heh. You said “rack.”

    • It’s a small, yet growing, hobby around here.

      Coincidentally, they’re supposed to air my cousin’s documentary about recovering the Sumatran rain forests next month in the Charlotte market. It’s called “Let’s Get it Wet Again.” We’ll see what happens.

  13. With a name like “Bubba,” is there really a name to save?

  14. I’m not sure why, but this whole thing makes me really angry. Did anybody stop to explain the basics of film distribution to this chump? Did he bother to find out? He has obviously made the rounds at the most prestigious film festivals, including this year’s Le Boner’s Annual Film Tastival (no homo). Here’s a question: “Since you don’t seem to have a distribution deal with HBO or Showtime, were you at all surprised when you found out they were airing your movie?”

  15. I hope we can all agree that the worst part of all this is that people are going to eagerly try to come up with strained ideas for ‘misunderstood’ innocent movies that have obvious porn innuendo titles.

    That said, I am still definitely titling my upcoming Lifetime movie about black market ovary theft “Womb Raider.”

  16. Actually the worst part has to be that this former lawmaker and present government employee filled his office with eerie racist trinkets. He owns some of the same stuff Damon Wayons fills his office with in Bamboozled… Gross!

  17. What a wake up call for James Cromer.
    He’s halted all production on his next film “Cock-In-Eye Joe” (about a one-eyed man who puts a baby chick in his eye socket to stay warm, as hillbillies will do), to reexamine his legacy.

  18. I’m proud of that trailer for using the correct “their”.

  19. You gave them away a few times already but for the Marlo Stanfield(1st option when you google Marlo S) reference I felt I should find them(google) and return them to you.

  20. The worst part is now that this is a thing and people are linking to his trailer (gabe-uh) and idiots are then watching said trailer (me) he’s going to see his site traffic go up and is going to feel encouraged to make more of these! ugh.

    But really, what did we expect from a state whose motto is: Carolina! Go South for Fun!

  21. If anyone is thinking about going to netflix and adding The Hills Have Thighs (either version) to your dvd queue, don’t bother, because I checked it out and there is no listing for either version of the movie on the netflix website. You’re welcome. Or “prego” as they say in Italy.

  22. I’m going to sue both of them for stealing the title to my 2007 documentary about Lauren Conrads love of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

  23. This guy should be proud the porn was probably well written and thought provoking unlike this.

  24. From the mind of James “Bubba” Cromer, The Hills Have Thighs.

  25. I helped program a film festival last year, and we got a screener of this film. I couldn’t make it past the opening credits.

  26. I signed up just so I could point out:

    his name is comer?

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