EP_SoHo_The Deuce_Sep 17
Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon (The Wire), and boasting a fine ensemble cast, The Deuce chronicles the rise of the porn industry that began in New York City in 1971, driven by the gradual legalisation of porn and a politically motivated effort to ‘clean up’ Times Square.
Seizing the chance to cash in on the budding porn business are a vivid assortment of characters, including: Vincent Martino (James Franco), a bartender with a vision and connections; Frankie Martino (Franco again), Vincent’s identical twin, a dangerously freewheeling counterpart to his brother; and Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a self-made, on-the-street sex worker eyeing a new career in porn filmmaking. Over the course of the season, viewers will get an up-close look at the gritty world of sex, crime, high times and sudden violence, as the porn business begins its climb to legitimacy, cultural permanence… and billion-dollar profitability.
Starring James Franco (11.22.63), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honourable Woman), Gary Carr (Death in Paradise), Margarita Levieva (The Blacklist), Dominique Fishback (Show Me a Hero), Emily Meade (The Leftovers) and Chris Bauer (The Wire).