Take a vicarious walk on the wild side with "The Deuce" which "is set in 1971 at the moment when porn goes from a 'paper bag beneath-the-counter' business to a booming industry" according to series creator David Simon as reported by Variety: "the world revolves around a Times Square bar that is a crossroads for the world for prostitutes, cops, hustlers and hipsters, pimps, sex-seeking tourists and other motley characters."
James Franco is among the starring actors, and he says "my character, Vincent, is based on an actual guy who had a twin brother" who ran "this bar around the Times Square area," and this bar "was very unusual because it was a melting pot of all areas of social levels" as reported by Paste: "at the time, you certainly had gay bars and straight bars" Franco continues "but rarely did you have a bar where they would mix and they would mix with police officers and the Warhol crowd and trans customers."
"The Deuce" premiers September 10 on HBO.
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