No, porn wasn’t always as easy as opening Google Incognito and typing your heart’s desires into the search engine. In 1970s New York, things were a little different.
In HBO’s new series The Deuce, James Franco stars as identical twins with thick porn mustaches to match, alongside an independent Maggie Gyllenhaal. Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon (The Wire), the series charts the rough and bloody rise of the legalised porn industry decades ago.
Sex, drugs, guns and gangsters with collars popped higher than a mid-life crises, there is not much the first trailer doesn’t cover:
We hope to see a powerful performance in James Franco, who has clearly solidified his place as a multi-role actor, still starring in comedies like Why Him, while also proving his maturity in recent shows such as 11.22.63.
70s New York may not have had community standards, but after this trailer our standards are high in anticipation for this original series.
The first season will consist of eight episodes, and will begin airing September 10.