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Anyone watch "Family Business" last night? (2/28) WOW!

Old 03-01-03, 11:34 AM
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Anyone watch "Family Business" last night? (2/28) WOW!

I really like this Showtime series about porn king Seymour Butts, but last night's episode (2/28) really got my attention. I hope I don't sound like a 15-year old pervert, but there were a couple of brief scenes in this episode that truly pushed the boundaries of the movie networks (HBO/Showtime/Cinemax). The first scene, early in the show, had a very hardcore thing going on to the side of the screen, and it wasn't digitally censored or blacked out. Very surprising. There was a scene later in the show in a limo that was also pretty explicit. I'm not sure "Real Sex" on HBO or anything on late night Cinemax has gone this far. I guess Showtime wants edgier programs to compete with the others. I have no problem with it. It's quite an entertaining show that's very much in "The Osbournes" fashion, from the opening credits to the goofy family members.

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When's this episode being shown again? I missed it!
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Old 03-01-03, 12:10 PM
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It's on again tonight at 12:30 AM EST.
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This is the most explicit show I've seen on pay cable.

Great, isn't it?
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I love this show, but I have to agree ... even I was a bit surprised at how much they showed in that first scene. It's fine by me. I've always felt we're a bit too sexually obsessed/repressed as a culture anyway. The show is about a guy who makes pr0n for a living ... no sense dancing around the subject. All in all, another really funny and entertaining episode. Adam is a very likeable character, and his son is too cute. His business associates, however, leave a lot to be desired. I don't know how they get anything made with the way their business seems to be run.

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This show is great. It is my favorite new show this year. I'm surprised they showed penetration at the beginning too. I've never seen that on any tv station before.
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It was probably a "slip" but it was just a split second sort of thing anyhow.

So I did watch it tonight. That jacket said "Yeah, I be a pimp."

Who is Brady's mom? Was she in the porn biz?

Adam looks really haggard nowadays. I remember him looking "normal" in his earlier films in the early 90's.

I think that chick in the limo just whizzed all over the seats/camera lens.
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missed it! definitely try to catch it tonight, thanks for the reminder!
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Old 03-02-03, 06:26 PM
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Originally posted by Geofferson
This is the most explicit show I've seen on pay cable.

Great, isn't it?

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If I'm not mistaken, I think Brady's mom is Taylor Hayes. Pretty sure Seymore and her had a relationship for some time.
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I had my suspicions before but now I'm pretty positive that this show is almost completely scripted.

Here are the reasons:
1. Voice overs -- this is just wierd and doesn't really belong in a reality show.

2. Adam's 'uncomfortable with revealing what I do for a living' act. At first this seemed like a natural reaction but it got really old fast in the second episode. The way he reacted with the dance instructor and the reunion folks was just bad acting if you ask me. Too cutesy.

3. Cousin Stevies search for a 'squirter'. Strippers can't act and they prove it very well in this episode. [robot voice]Can. I. What? You. are. a. per-vert. [/robot voice]

4. Adam hit the delete key to take himself off the dating website. Web apps don't work like that.

Great show though!
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Anyone notice the disclaimer-type message at the end of the episode? I don't know if they did this for the first one.

Essentially it said they realize Seymour is a controversial figure and they were going to produce a special that shows the dark side of pr0n.

I wonder if Showtime got some flak for this show or if its a pre-emptive measure.
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This was the first time I've ever seen actual penetration on TV, cable or broadcast outside of videotape and DVD's. Even Playboy and HBO don't show the full image. Either the guy did anal or vaginal, I'm not sure, but nothing was left to the imagination. I'll bet this is going to bring in more viewers.

And the cousin reminds me of Ozzy the way he screws up with the film and the keys getting locked in the car, and searching high and low for a woman with "special talents."

Anyway, you can tell Adam AKA Mr. Seymore Butts is just an average Joe.

The girl "squirting" or ejaculating all over the limo seats and camera was nasty. Piss or not, it was gross.

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