A former state representative has sued a pair of cable giants for confusing his film with a film he describes as soft-core porn.
James "Bubba" Cromer, who served in the House from 1991-1998, produced a film titled "The Hills have Thighs," a satire. Cromer claims pay-cable channels HBO and Showtime promoted the airing of Cromer's film but instead aired a different, sexually explicit film.
Cromer, according to a news release, is suing after telling family and friends through social networking sites his film would air.
"To Plaintiff's horror, the film that Showtime and HBO exhibited as his work was in fact soft-core pornography, with which (Cromer) had absolutely nothing to do," a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court says. "Defendants' wrongful representations that (Cromer) is involved in making and co-starred in a pornographic film have subjected (Cromer) to extreme scorn, humiliation and emotional distress."