Family Business

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Family Business on Showtime has not been renewed for a fifth season and to date, no repeats are being aired.

Debuting on February 21, 2003, the fourth and final season began on April 21, 2006. This Showtime series took us behind the scenes of LA's other film industry! Family Business it was a story with porn, not just porn with a story.

You really need to see this series before you make any judgements about the adult film business these days, especially when run by intelligent, responsible people who are admittedly making a buck in a non-mainstream way, but are neither exploiting anyone nor allowing anyone else to do it.

Family Business is available on DVD.

Meet Adam Glasser, aka "Seymore Butts" as he produces, distributes and sometimes stars in some very controversial adult films. Adam is educated, eloquent and surprisingly ethical/moral.

Lila Glasser, Adam's proud mother is also the business bookkeeper. A typical mom, she's not just there for her son's business, but his young son, Brady.

This isn't a typical family business, but these are members of a pretty typical family. Well, except maybe for cousin Stevie. He joined the business in the late 1990's. Stevie wanders through the shows with his heart in the right place, constantly trying to accomplish any task, but barely staying out of his own way, yet often stumbling into success.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A show which sees Adam Glasser (Seymore Butts) and is family run an a adult entertainment business.

    9.7
    This show is so hilarious Stevie Adams cousin has to be the most hilarious man ive seen. The show gives the ups and downs of running a adult entertainment business but mostly the ups. The show also concentrates on each family member and the show is not just about porn its about the families lives. The shows you from filming to editing to actually creating the movie you also see the awards for the movies thats why I love this show and again Stevie has to be the most hilarious man ever he often goes on his own journey and ends up in tricky situations which are guarenteed to be funny.moreless
  • A show which sees Adam Glasser (Seymore Butts) and is family run an a adult entertainment business.

    9.7
    This show is so hilarious Stevie Adams cousin has to be the most hilarious man ive seen. The shows the ups and downs of running a adult entertainment business but mostly the ups. The show also concentrates on each family member and the show is not just about porn its about the families lives. The shows you from filming to editing to actually creating the movie you also see the awards for the movies thats why I love this show and again Stevie has to be the most hilarious man ever he often goes on his own journey and ends up in tricky situations which are guarenteed to be funny.moreless
  • A reality type of drama centering on Adam Glassner, Seymour Butts, a porn director.

    5.2
    Hmmm very little redeeming value here. "Showtime" does like pushing the envelope in terms of their tv series but this just missed the mark on a lot of things.



    First off why do we need a series about the porn industry?

    There's countless documentaries and specials about this sort of thing already covered. To be honest, you don't need a series to get an idea of what's going on the porn business.



    I watched the episodes mainly as a guilty pleasure to see what will happen but looking back now, I can't recall anything special about it. Adam asks him why he can't meet the right girl when he's been busy filming porn all day?

    LMAO. Is this guy that damn stupid or gullible to realize why women wouldn't want to do date a guy whose life is porn?



    The whole premise is really ridiculous. To give the show credit. They at least do follow him around a lot. We actually learn he has a kid and he's not that bad a father.



    We also meet his mom and other family members who work for him. The family itself is forgetable. Bruno I think is the guy's name is some old geezer whose a bit of a jerk.



    Occasionally, you do get a few interviews with porn stars in the business like Herschell Savage. However, as a whole this is a series that's very disposable an no doubt would be even more boring have they have to cut the nudity from it.moreless
  • Canceled? Come on!!

    10
    This was a great show. I am really sad to see it’s been canceled. Adam and his family were great. It was great to see that people who work in the adult entertainment world, unlike so many other shows that show them as wack jobs that need some help. I find it as really sad that they canceled a great show. If you can get a chance to watch the show watch it. Bring it back! For some it may be a little to close to hard core porn, if you are not a up tight person or a child you should give it a try.moreless
  • This show works. Its funny without being over the top. Adam is a regular guy who has the same struggles as everyone else---well, maybe not the same.

    8.5
    As a general rule, I despise reality shows. This one I find to be different. This guy is smart, nice, funny, loves his kid, and yet, makes porn. I do not advocate porn, but I don't neceesarily think this show does either. It really looks at it as though it is his business. Not his life. It is funny and entertaining, and occasionally shocking. There is nothing more amusing than watching an older man approaching strippers to ask them if they would be in a movie. This show is not for anyone under 18, but I really think its worth checking out.moreless
  • What a Mess
    This season appears to have ended with just 9 episodes overall rather than the usual 10.  The episodes were aired out of order an...
    10/07/06
    4
  • it started again??
    do they still show reruns of the previous episode before the new one....i move back home this friday and i have been without showt...
    06/01/06
    5
  • Did This Series Change Your Mind?
    Did this series prompt you to view the adult business differently than before you saw it? Why (or why not)?
    04/01/06
    1
  • Rumor? Would you miss it?
    The saddest rumor is that though season four is in the can, ready to go, viewer interest has also gone into the 'can' and the ser...
    03/28/06
    9
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