Porn: A Family Business
In a nutshell: Showtime’s fly-on-the-wall docu-series on porn
magnate Seymour Butts.
The 411: Somewhere along the line, Channels
4 and 5 swapped
bodies. Now Channel 5 shows European cinema and insightful
documentaries and Channel 4 just bangs on about porn the whole
Whoever knew Adam
"I’m dying, me" Faith
wielded such influence?
Porn: A Family Business follows Seymour
Butts (real name Adam
Glasser) in his adventures as a producer, distributor and occasional
performer in adult films.He is joined in his enterprise by
his surprisingly demure mother, Lila, and his ball-breaking
"when cousin Stevie solemnly informs him ‘we’re missing a scene from ‘Squirty Rotten Scoundrels’ you know that the life of a bongo magnate brings with it terrible burdens…"
Adam is a likeable entrepreneur who
specialises in bum sex and female ejaculation (squirting
movies, in the trade, we’re told). Life seems pretty good
for Adam – he’s been a terrific success. But when cousin
Stevie solemnly informs him "we’re
missing a scene from ‘Squirty Rotten Scoundrels’" you
know that the life of a bongo magnate brings with it terrible
It’s not just work hassles either. Adam, a devoted single
father, wants to find a nice girl – you know the type, solid,
dependable, doesn’t work in the sex industry. Here’s the thing:
the girls he meets want to meet a nice guy – solid, dependable,
doesn’t work in the sex industry. You see where this is heading.
A string of dates blow him out once he reveals his vocation.
The cruel irony being they are all plainly into him before
Lila faces similar problems when she
has her new neighbour over for lunch. The answer to the "so what do you do?" question
goes down like Graham Rix at Children
in Need. She launches
a staunch defence of her son.
"How many mothers get to
son is SEYMOUR BUTTS?""
That’s a question I’ve asked many times.
Adam Faith – you don’t hear much from him these days do you?
The best thing about it: You can never have too many terrible
porn film titles
The worst thing about it: Actually, now I think of it, yes
The verdict on Seymour Butts
: All he’s dreaming of is a different kind of love
Marks out of 10? 7.5