James Franco in 70s Porn Industry New HBO Show ‘The Deuce’ (Clip) with Gbenga Akinnagbe & Maggie Gyllenhaal

 

 

“I got the parlor ready to go. I need some girls.” “So, what you gonna give us for our women?” “You got to pay me.” ‘The Deuce’ tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the porn industry in New York beginning in the 1970s. The film is a look at life in New York City during the 1970s and ’80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan. Themes explored include the rise of HIV, the violence of the drug epidemic and the resulting real estate booms and busts that coincided with the change.

“I want to learn how to make movies.” The show’s title refers to the nickname given that famous NYC locale back in the day. James Franco plays duo roles as twin brothers, Vincent, a bartender, and Vincent’s twin, Frankie, who’s the more irresponsible of the duo, who become fronts for the Mob while operating out of Times Square, which is also the home of ‘Candy,’ a sex worker who turns to the now legal emerging porn industry.

Created and written by author and former police reporter and Wire creator David Simon along with frequent collaborator George Pelecanos, the starring cast includes John Druzba, James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Method Man, Ralph Macchio, and Gbenga Akinnagbe who plays Larry Brown, an intense and demanding pimp who physically intimidates his stable of women but also has moments that betray a conflicted, underlying humanity.

Gyllenhaal who plays Eileen ‘Candy’ Merrell, a prostitute shared, “The stereotypes and ideas we have about prostitutes and people who work in porn are too vague, I hope that this show, in a way, shines a bright enough light on a group of people who haven’t had one shone on them.”  ‘The Deuce’ first season premiered at 9pm on September 10, 2017 consisting of eight episodes.

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Source: IMDb, YouTube, http://www.hbo.com/the-deuce


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