The Deuce

HBO Drops Trailer for Times Square Porn Drama ‘The Deuce’ [VIDEO]

Posted June 2, 2017 at 5:11 am

HBO’s forthcoming Times-Square-in-the-seventies drama, The Deuce, now has a trailer and official release date. The highly anticipated eight-episode first season debuts September 10. James Franco is attached to the project and plays the role of twin brothers who are mob players in this oft-romanticized underworld. Maggie Gyllenhaal co-stars as a Times Square prostitute. The pilot was […]

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HBO’s Times Square Porn Drama is Back on Essex Street Today

Posted September 14, 2016 at 9:23 am

The area surrounding Essex and Rivington Streets is apparently the backdrop of choice for HBO’s new period-drama, The Deuce. Filming returns to the neighborhood today after a brief hiatus. Evoking the nickname bestowed upon 42nd Street of yore, The Deuce explores the “legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through […]

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HBO Porn Drama ‘The Deuce’ Back on the LES Today for More Filming

Posted July 6, 2016 at 5:19 am

The Lower East Side will again be transported to its former life in the 1970s, courtesy of HBO. For the rest of the day, the highly-anticipated New York City porn drama, The Deuce, will be filming scenes around the neighborhood. A large swath of territory from the Bowery to Essex Street, in fact. Evoking the nickname […]

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David Simon’s HBO Porn Drama ‘The Deuce’ Filming on Rivington Street Today

Posted June 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

Recent HBO programming has a hard-on for the Lower East Side. It’s not just the seventies period piece Vinyl which recently scouted the neighborhood, but also porn drama The Deuce. Correct. The new show – centered on the porn industry that encapsulated Times Square in the 1970s – will film scenes on Rivington Street today. Standard “no […]

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Times Square Porn Industry the Subject of New HBO Project by David Simon

Posted June 19, 2015 at 5:20 am

Fans of smutty city history and The Wire will treasure this news. Prolific screenwriter David Simon is developing a new show for HBO about the porn industry with frequent collaborator George Pelecanos. Aptly dubbed The Deuce (nickname of yore for 42nd Street), the potential show (it’s still in an early phase) will “chronicle the legalization and […]

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Sunflower Video at 119 Essex Street

Posted February 11, 2010 at 6:28 am

In a post last week, Jeremiah discussed the trajectory of smut along the Deuce (if it can even be called that anymore).  Adult bookshops sprang up in the thirties, and became increasingly more hardcore over the years.  As technology changed, so did the industry, and peep shows, video, and DVD shops eventually took control. The […]

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