The Deuce landed on HBO last night with a special 90-minute premiere of the seedy new drama from the great David Simon (creator of The Wire) and frequent collaborator George Pelecanos. Featuring a beautifully reimagined ’70s New York, the first episode immerses us in the state of the sex industry on the verge of a major turning point in history by introducing an ensemble of prostitutes, pimps, and a handful of johns. (Oh, and the twin brothers played by James Franco.) As you might expect, there was quite a bit of nudity in that first 90 minutes; actually, the first hour alone had more full frontal male nudity than all seven seasons of Game of Thrones combined.
It’s easy to gawk at HBO’s The Deuce dropping a double-dose of James Franco, but the new series from The Wire creator David Simon is worthy of the legacy. See the ins and outs of the ‘70s New York City sex trade, from the streets, to the cameras and the precincts in a full trailer.
HBO is one week from its flagship hit’s return, so those fall offerings will get some extra push. And speaking of exploitation – here’s a double-dose of James Franco, as The Wire creator David Simon takes us through porn history with a trailer for HBO’s The Deuce.
HBO’s last venture into ‘70s New York didn’t end so well, but a double-dose of James Franco, sprinkled with The Wire creator David Simon and a dash of porn might do the trick. See for yourself, as a first official teaser-trailer for HBO’s The Deuce promises a September premiere.
Look, there’s no two ways about the fact that James Franco playing mustachioed twins for The Wire creator David Simon’s ‘70s New York porn drama is funny. There is no ceiling on “Peak Franco,” and these first official photos from The Deuce certainly aren’t about to find one.
Game of Thrones wasn’t the only major 2017 project getting a first look at HBO ahead of the Westworld finale, as our first footage of The Wire creator David Simon’s ‘70s New York porn drama The Deuce has arrived as well. See a double dose of James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in the brief sneak peek!
Donnie Darko, perhaps the cult-iest of cult movies, made barely a ripple when it premiered in theaters in 2001, but since then has become a cult classic phenomenon, an essential film for disenfranchised teens and time travel aficionados alike. And, like, many cult classics these days, it’s getting a theatrical re-release, this time in glorious 4K resolution.
HBO had plenty to announce by the recent TCA press tour (as well to keep quiet), and now some more good news has flown in under the wire. The network has handed a series order to a ‘70s New York porn drama from The Wire creator David Simon, rounded out by James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. No, we’ve made none of this up.