27 May 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

HBO love a project with a bit of gravitas; a sense that they are shedding some light on something that needs to be in the spotlight. This could be women and their sex lives a la Sex and the City, modern day gay relationships which they portrayed in Looking or prohibition America as seen in Boardwalk Empire.  Their next project, titled Open City, looks set to follow in these footsteps and will focus on the turbulent gay rights revolution of 1960′s New York City. The drama will explore characters from all corners of Manhattan as they navigate the cultural revolutions and political turmoil of the era and the unlikely alliance between the Mafia and the city’s gay community in the opening of a West Village nightclub. 

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