Beat it, The Godfather Part II
. There's a new multi-part cinematic epic on the horizon, and this one shoots thunderbolts out its keister. We refer, of course, to Middle Tennessee filmmaker Glen Weiss' Thong Girl
saga, which recently caused a commotion filming in Gallatin. Some locals reportedly didn't cotton to a few scenes being shot in Mayor Don Wright's office. (In five years, the room'll probably be a tourist attraction). Thong Girl 3: Revenge of the Dark Widow
stretches the saga of the femme superhero whose power resides in her panties, courtesy of what the Thong Girl site
gingerly describes as a "butt laser." Weiss, best known as co-host of Ch. 19's popular talk show Two Guys Who Don't Know Crap About Movies
, introduced the character as part of his locally shot comedy series Stubby's Place
, which itself caused a minor stir over broadcast standards when aired on the WB affiliate Ch. 58. He built up quite the following for the original Thong Girl
at local horror and comic-book conventions—helped considerably by Thong Girl's personal appearances.
On his blog, Weiss says he's grateful for the attention—which has spread to national blog coverage, TV interviews and even a mention on the Weekend Today Show
. But he's sorry that the flap has become an issue in Mayor Wright's reelection year, he writes, since all the mayor did was give a break to a local indie filmmaker.
The latest Thong Girl
—in which Thong Girl battles baddies trying to zap honky-tonkers into rappers—will contain no nudity, sex or explicit violence. That is regrettable. However, she will fire laser beams out her ass. For a taste of the Thong, check out the trailer for her previous adventure, Thong Girl 2: The Return of the Thong
. And may the Floss be with you.