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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter was in a softcore porno this one time

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Taylor Bigler
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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter once (accidentally) acted in a softcore porno.

The Idaho Falls Post Register reports that back in 1993 John Harwood, the director of the quasi-Western love story “Roundup,” liked the “authentic Idaho looks” of the then-lieutenant governor and cast him in a small role in the low-budget film.

Harwood and Otter met when the production crew needed horses to use in the film.

Otter played a corrupt sheriff and only had about three minutes of screen time in what turned out to be a softcore porno.

According to the Register, the production company went bankrupt during filming and the movie was pretty much a disaster. “A Time for Revenge” went unreleased until 1997 when it was released as a rated-R movie under the nonsensical title “A Time to Revenge.”

It was re-released in 2007 as softcore porno.

“The unrated version features more than 10 minutes of sex scenes that can only be described as soft-core pornography — simulated sex with women shown in full frontal nudity,” the Register reports.

Otter’s spokesmen Jon Hanian and Mark Warbis told the paper that the unrated version bears no resemblance to the film that the governor signed onto, despite the fact that Butch Otter sounds like the name of a porn star already.

They also claim that the sex scenes were added to the film years later and that Otter never knew about them.

Some of Otter’s career-ending lines include: “Listen Conrad, I was elected to keep the peace around here, and by God, that’s what I’m gonna do” and “I guess Billy Two Feathers found him in a pasture.”

Despite this, “A Time to Revenge” isn’t all that bad, according to one IMDB commenter whose second favorite movie is probably “Cruel Intentions 2″:

“This movie is the best movie in the category of sex in the ranch and the desert, where men and women with money and nothing to worry about meet and do what ever they want to do. Its the kind of movie which has a story which every teenager fantasies about. The movie has real beautiful actresses, who i must say have real good physical bodies from inside too!!!”

In any event, here are the details of Otter’s 1992 drunk driving arrest courtesy of Wikipedia:

In August 1992, Otter was pulled over on Interstate 84 near Meridian for suspicion of driving under the influence. He claimed the arresting officer observed him swerving as he was reaching for his cowboy hat, which had been blown off by the wind in his open car. Otter offered several explanations for failing the field sobriety test including: his stocking feet were stung by weeds and gravel, he had run eight miles (13 km) and his knee hurt, he was hungry, and that he had soaked his chewing tobacco in Jack Daniel’s. A jury convicted Otter in March 1993 and he was sentenced to 72 hours of community service and 16 hours at an alcohol treatment program.[19] This incident allegedly forced Otter to abandon an anticipated run for governor in 1994 and instead seek re-election for lieutenant governor.

UPDATE: The original version of this post said that the Idaho Statesman first broke the story. The Idaho Falls Post Register originally broke the story, and the Statesman reprinted it.

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