Seymore Butts

Seymore Butts (born Adam Glasser March 18, 1964 in The Bronx, New York) is an American adult film director, producer and occasional star who has produced hundreds of films in the "gonzo" genre of pornographic films (faux reality-based adult material). After making several appearances as a supporting actor in the late 1980s, including a role in an early "Buttman" video by John Stagliano (Buttman's Ultimate Adventure), Glasser adopted the popular gag name Seymore Butts as a pseudonym and began producing his own videos in the early 1990s.

During 2001-02, Glasser was the focus of an obscenity-based court case, People of the State of California v. Adam Glasser, et al. over the depiction of double vaginal fisting in his 1999 video Tampa Tushy Fest. Although common in European-produced porn, the act of fisting is considered taboo in the American industry. Glasser pleaded not guilty to violating California Penal Code Sections 311.2(a), "production, distribution or exhibition of obscene matter"; and 311.5, "advertising or promoting matter represented to be obscene", better known as "pandering obscenity". Glasser reached a plea agreement before trial, in which his company pleaded "no contest" to "creating a public nuisance", and paid a US$1,000 fine, in exchange for all other obscenity charges being dropped against the defendants. This result actually led to a short-lived increase in fisting being shown in American productions.

Beginning in 2003, Glasser's life was the focus of Showtime's popular 'reality' program Family Business. Appearing with him were his mother, Lila Glasser, and his 60-year-old cousin, Stevie Glasser (a.k.a. "Cousin Stevie"), both of whom help Adam run the "family business" of the series — the Seymore Butts porn "empire". During production of Family Business, Glasser made reference to the court case, and used this as a springboard to mount a successful Internet-based telethon to raise money for freedom of speech causes. The series also focused on his life as a single father and his difficulty as a porn star in finding a meaningful relationship outside the industry. The series ran for four seasons.

Glasser's videos are known for featuring actresses with whom he has become romantically involved. Most notably, these include:

Glasser confirmed via his website's message board in February 2006 that he and Mari Possa have parted ways and that he is not currently in a serious romantic relationship.

Glasser grew up Jewish and currently resides in Los Angeles. His mother said in Family Business that she hoped for her son to find a nice Jewish girl.

Glasser once trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Eddie Bravo and Felicia Oh.

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