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The Deuce 

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A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.
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Series cast summary:
James Franco ...  Frankie Martino / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Maggie Gyllenhaal ...  Eileen 'Candy' Merrell 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Gbenga Akinnagbe ...  Larry Brown 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Gary Carr ...  C.C. 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Dominique Fishback ...  Donna 'Darlene' Pickett / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ...  Chris Alston 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Margarita Levieva ...  Abigail 'Abby' Parker 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Emily Meade ...  Lori Madison / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Daniel Sauli ...  Tommy Longo 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Chris Bauer ...  Bobby Dwyer 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Chris Coy ...  Paul Hendrickson 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Michael Rispoli ...  Rudy Pipilo 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Method Man ...  Rodney 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Jamie Neumann ...  Dorothy 'Ashley' Spina / ... 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Kim Director ...  Shay 15 episodes, 2017-2018
David Krumholtz ...  Harvey Wasserman 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Olivia Luccardi ...  Melissa 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Mustafa Shakir ...  Big Mike 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Don Harvey ...  Danny Flanagan 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Andrea-Rachel Parker ...  Bernice 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Anwan Glover ...  Leon 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Thaddeus Street ...  Black Frankie 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Sepideh Moafi ...  Loretta 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Ralph Macchio ...  Officer Haddix 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Gino Vento ...  Carlos 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Luke Kirby ...  Gene Goldman 9 episodes, 2018
Kayla Foster ...  Barbara 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Genevieve Hudson-Price ...  Jocelyn 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Aaron Dean Eisenberg ...  Todd Lang 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Kevin D. McGee ...  John / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Michael Kostroff ...  Rizzi 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Carolyn Mignini ...  Joan 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Natalie Paul ...  Sandra Washington 7 episodes, 2017
Pernell Walker ...  Ruby 'Thunder Thighs' 7 episodes, 2017
Roberta Colindrez ...  Irene 7 episodes, 2018
Ed Moran ...  Inspector Deputy McDonagh / ... 7 episodes, 2017-2018
Garry Pastore ...  Matty 'The Horse' Ianniello 7 episodes, 2017-2018
Diana Bologna ...  Fran Dwyer 7 episodes, 2017-2018
Esteban Carmona ...  Julito 7 episodes, 2018
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Based in 1970s New York, this show gives a raw and gritty portayal of the prostitution business that was so publicly executed at that time. As a result of police crack-down, the characters are forced to venture towards relatively safer and more discrete forms of the same work.

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25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Maggie Gyllenhaal spoke to porn star Annie Sprinkle as a means of doing research on her character. Moreover, Gyllenhaal also read the book "Porno Star" by Tina Russell as further research for her role. See more »

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First season did well
12 September 2017 | by FabledGentlemanSee all my reviews

So far so good. After i now have finished watching the first season i mostly have only good things to say about this show, but i also feel as if the show lacked a few things.

First off, while i understand this show might be threading in a gray area, i do feel that a show that is about the rise of the porn industry should show more hardcore sex imagery. I have seen thousands of porn movies, I'm not going to pretend I never had some quality time to myself, or thought about doing so, I'm definitively not going to be one of those that never liked watching porn.

What have we as a species come to when we allow killing, torture, murder, lying, betrayal and so on be shown to us, but intercourse is forbidden?. This is the doing of religious fanatics, and USA is mainly a very religious country filled with easily offended nutjobs. There, i said it.

Anyways, the show does most things right. The tone of the era it's representing is very well done. This is what we have come to expect from HBO. The clothing, the cars, the outdoor looks, the music, the politics and so on. They have nailed the feel pretty good.

The show is about the birth and the rise of the mammoth American porn industry, how it all came to be. And it's a really interesting watch. When i watched porn as i was growing up in the 80's, often i could not but help wondering who these men and women were, that i saw in these films. We memorized their names, we started buying films because certain actors and actresses were in them. They were movie stars, in their own right.

And the industry had some really big names, like Ron Jeremy, a terrific guy, often called an American icon, played in thousands of porn movies and have had sex with over 5000 women. Some say this is disgusting and filthy, others think it's awesome. I'm one of the guys that think it's awesome, the dude has done well, and had sex with so many gorgeous women.

Later in my life i started working in the porn industry myself. So i know this business from the inside. Most people have absolutely no clue, what so ever, how it's like, this show is displaying much of what happens very accurately. Simon is not fooling around here, they have done their homework. But i feel the show is lacking in nudity and taking chances, and i feel it is a bit too predictable at times.

The acting for the most part is really good, overall there are moments where each actor shines, but also times where each actor do not. But the show might need more time for the characters to unfold. And I'm eagerly awaiting season two. But for now i give this show a 8 out of 10. It's a good watch, at times even great, and i do recommend it.

Though i said it has too little nudity, it does have a lot of it. You will see plenty of penises, vaginas and boobs here. You just won't see much sex being "performed". And that is because we live in an insane world where sex is forbidden and throat slitting in perfectly okay. But for those of you that think sex is a sin, stay away from this show and watch teletubbies or something.


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