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March 6th, 2012
Council member wrongly credited for role in softcore porn

It's not him. An actor in a Cinemax softcore porn called "Life on Top" is not the same Shane Scott who serves on the San Marcos City Council. The Internet Movie Database erroneously credited seven episodes of the show to San Marcos' Shane Scott, who is also an actor and producer, but not the porn kind.

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Council member by day, porn star by night?

For weeks, political gossips have been whispering about San Marcos council member Shane Scott’s acting credits in seven episodes of the softcore Cinemax show “Life on Top,” according to IMDB, the exhaustive online database of movies, TV shows, actors and producers.

Shane Scott

Could it be true?

A team of investigative journalists from the San Marcos Mercury and the Hays Free Press obtained the episodes — with titles ranging from “Exhibitionist” to “Ladies Night” and “The Phucket List” — and upon inspection, it has been determined that a different Shane Scott deserves the glory of “Life on Top.”

IMDB made a mistake. Put the rumors to bed.

When contacted by phone, Scott said he’d never heard of the Cinemax show and hadn’t seen the IMDB page.

“I hope I was good. Wow, softcore porn. No, I don’t think my (teenage) daughter would be very happy about that. I’ll get to the bottom of that and have them remove it,” he said.

Elected to the City Council in November 2010, Scott was the producer of the 2010 flick “The Magnificent Dead” and 2005’s “The Legend of Ghostwolf,” which are correctly attributed to Scott on his IMDB page and have nothing to do with softcore porn.

“Life on Top” is a television series about four young women living in Manhattan. The show has aired on Cinemax since its premiere in October 2009.

Click here to see San Marcos City Councilman Shane Scott’s IMDB page.

Shane Scott's erroneous IMDB page.

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10 thoughts on “Council member wrongly credited for role in softcore porn

  1. This is news?

    You know, the Texas State Bobcats just ended a streak of 57 2/3 innings of shutout baseball, and beat the #4 team in the country.

    That seems more newsworthy than what movies our elected officials have or have not been in.

  2. You’re no fun sometimes, Ted.

    But I have good news for you and other sports fans: I’m looking forward to ramping up our Texas State sports coverage sometime in the foreseeable future.

  3. Did the team of investigative journalists from the San Marcos Mercury and the Hays Free Press had a good time watching this “soft porn” show? And did you have to have a “team” to decide if it was Shane Scott or not?
    The real news should be how much time did they spend watching that show?

  4. Brad, I am no fun most times. 🙂

    Glad to hear TXST sports coverage will be picking up. They are really starting to build some solid programs. Everyone in town ought to take advantage of this great, cheap, entertainment, and support the home team.

    Just one of the great things about living in San Marcos.

  5. This is a mildly tongue-in-cheek article, folks. The investigative “team” was probably some guys who got together and made a drinking game of spotting Shane Scott on screen.

    And really, it is kind of newsworthy. Most council members don’t have IMDB listings, and if Scott’s listing erroneously showed him appearing in a Skinemax series, then that’s a fun little twist to boring ol’ council news.

    But I agree….it’s time to run something on Sundance Records closing. Even the Statesman plans to run an article in the next couple of days.

    And congrats to the Bobcats baseball team.

  6. Poor ol’ Shane. I’m sure this has been hard on him. Glad he could stick it out. I hope he gets to the bottom of it.

  7. IMDB entries can be created by anyone. I’d like to see a story run on Mangus, which the primary actor, Mr. Ryan Boggus, is a San Marcos resident. This film is now at the Redbox and also on Netflix. Seems newsworthy to me. Also, Mr. Gene Burns has a film out, the topic is about Alzheimer’s. To bad the Mercury did not report on Mr. Scott’s absence from City Council last night. Do they get paid when they miss a meeting? Is this a blog or a newspaper now?

  8. Glad to see yo’ll are doing serious investiative work. Watching every episode. Eat your heart out, Woodward & Bernstein. Agree with above comment about passing of businesses that make San Marcos unique. We need more of them.

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