This The Deuce review contains spoilers.
The Deuce Season 2 Episode 3
How is this world so ugly yet so beautiful?
The Deuce is all about beauty, ugliness and the ways they intersect. Porn itself is both ugly and beautiful. The people involved can be so damn pretty - all dolled up, clean, and shining. At the same time, porn is a commercialized bastardization of an act of love at best, or an ugly exploitation of our bestial urges at worst. The Deuce is this dichotomy writ large. And never has it been clearer than in “Seven-Fifty.”
“Seven-Fifty” takes us to the world of 1970s Los Angeles for the first time. Previous period television masterpiece, Mad Men, was infamous for using the West Coast as a major tonal shift for certain episodes.