Review of The Deuce

60 minutes

Series about the legalization and rise of the porn industry in New York City’s Times Square.
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Dec 25, 2018 1:49AM EST

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This artful depiction of the porn industry in NYC woven together with issues of feminism, corruption, and the struggle for women to find a place in a man's world has great acting and an interesting story line. I'm surprised more people aren't interested in it. I grew up in NYC and knew people in the fledgling porn industry; this is a good depiction of how it really was, before AIDS when you could cure the clap with one injection. And the fact that the hero, played by James Franco, also plays his evil twin brother always adds a note of humor to the story.

I like a story with character development from flawed to wiser. I like a story in which there is an insurmountable obstacle, which the main characters have to move past. It has taken 14 episodes to really convey the complexity of the insurmountable obstacle. I am looking forward to the wiser resolution of the main characters.


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