John Stagliano (aka Buttman) is the true inventor of gonzo porn. When Italian fuck god Rocco Siffredi came to the United States in the early nineties, Stagliano teamed up with him and together they produced some of the most amazing sexual adventures ever seen on this planet: raw fuck fantasies with beauties from Europe and the United States, filmed (with close-up glee) and edited by the Buttman himself. Well-known fuckmeisters like Seymore Butts, Max Hardcore and Ed Powers copied Buttman's 'cinéma verité' style and the term 'gonzo video' was born (probably derived from the highly subjective 'gonzo journalism' of Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson). BUTTMAN IN BUDAPEST and BUTTMAN AND ROCCO GO TO MONTREAL are two of the most impressive Rocco/Buttman collaborations and will remain staggering achievements for decades to cum.
John Stagliano moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1972 to study at UCLA. He intended to become an economist. But instead he found himself writing articles for a porn mag to finance his studies. He got into softcore and hardcore films in 1974 after landing several gigs as a male model. In 1979 he went on tour with the Chippendales. The same year, Stagliano published the first issues of three respective adult magazines: 'Angel', 'Heat' and 'Hot Slut Orgies'. In 1989 he changed the history of porn forever: his first directorial effort, THE ADVENTURES OF BUTTMAN, is regarded today as the most important skinflick since the 70's masterpiece DEEP THROAT. Both films revolutionized the adult industry forever. Stagliano gave himself the nickname 'Buttman' because of his ass fetish (watch one of his movies and you'll know what this means).
Over the years, the power duo Rocco/Buttman produced some of the most cherished gonzo videos. Together with Patrick Collins, Stagliano founded his own production company, fittingly called 'Evil Angel'. Today, 'EA' is a multi-million enterprise dealing in adult video production and magazine publishing.
In 1997 bad Stagliano-related news spread like wildfire: the Buttman had contracted the HIV virus from unprotected anal intercourse with a transsexual in Rio de Janeiro. To this day, Stagliano has kept the virus under control by taking massive doses of medication. He still shoots some of the most popular smut around, e.g. THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ANAL SEX FOR WOMEN, BUTTMANS ANAL SHOW and BUTTMANS BIG BUTT EURO BABES. He also publishes BUTTMAN MAGAZINE which can be ordered through the Evil Angel homepage. John currently lives in a luxurious Malibu home overlooking the Pacific Ocean and, with FASHIONISTAS, has lately delivered another milestone of porn.