‘The Deuce’ Films Season 2 on the Lower East Side Today
Looks like production just resumed on the second season of HBO’s Times Square porn drama, The Deuce.
The standard fluorescent “no parking” signs now dot the area north of Delancey and east of the Bowery. The above was spotted on Forsyth Street by Sara D. Roosevelt Park. While not immediately evident, “Penny Lane Productions” is actually the official name of the project.
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 the mid-1980s.” The series stars James Franco in the role of twin brothers, and Maggie Gyllenhaal as a hooker-turned-smut-filmmaker.