Monday, September 18, 2006

Read the fine print

While it is not a small town (population is 23,230), Gallatin, TN has distiguished itself in a way that is quite unique and worth mention:

Mayor's offer to film movie backfires

Fri Sep 15, 7:01 PM ET

When moviemakers told Gallatin, Tennessee, Mayor Don Wright they wanted to use his office to film a scene with a superheroine, he kindly obliged.

But Wright was startled when the movie's title, "Thong Girl 3," and his role in its making was splashed across the front page of Friday's editions of the Nashville Tennessean newspaper.

"I had no idea what the movie was about," Wright said on Friday. "They told me it was about a superhero woman and there was no nudity or offensive stuff in it. Other than that, I really didn't have a clue."

According to the Thong Girl Web site, heroine Lana Layonme wears a red thong under a cape as she flies over Nashville repelling a villain who is trying to turn country music performers into rappers. The movie is the third in a series released only on DVD.

"They said it was family friendly," said Wright who let the locally-based crew use his office for two hours. "We've had a lot of movies filmed in this area during the past few years. In fact, I think Sally Field was in one of them. Anyhow, I thought it was good for business."

Residents have not been unkind, Wright said.

"Well, it's sure true that no good deed goes unpunished but most of my e-mails about this haven't been bad."

Well...Thong Girl 3? How come I never heard about #'s 1 and 2? With a premise this plausable, it is hard to imagine this movie did not make it big.

So I want to know, what is the big deal about wearing thongs? They are good to wear when you walk out of the pool, keeping your feet nice and safe when you walk on the pavement. I just wonder how Lana flies without them falling off. Red thongs are quite stylish, however. I wore them as a kid. I would say they are Family Friendly.

What seems unrealistic to me is the fact that these Country stars are turned into rappers and she wants to change them back. Now, I am not big fan of rap, although some people think of me as a gansta, but it seems to me that this is a service to the music industry.

Now if they only would do something about Precious Moments...