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A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.
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...  Candy 9 episodes, 2017-2018
...  C.C. 9 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Chris Alston 9 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Abigail 'Abby' Parker 9 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Lori 9 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Rodney 9 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Tommy Longo 9 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Frankie Martino / ... 8 episodes, 2017
...  Larry Brown 8 episodes, 2017
...  Darlene 8 episodes, 2017
...  Barbara 8 episodes, 2017
...  Danny Flanagan 8 episodes, 2017
...  Melissa 8 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Big Mike 8 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Carlos 8 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Claudette / ... 8 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Bobby Dwyer 7 episodes, 2017
...  Paul Hendrickson 7 episodes, 2017
...  Sandra Washington 7 episodes, 2017
...  Rudy Pipilo 7 episodes, 2017
...  Shay 7 episodes, 2017
...  Ruby 'Thunder Thighs' 7 episodes, 2017
...  Leon 7 episodes, 2017
...  Ashley 6 episodes, 2017
...  Rochelle 6 episodes, 2017
...  Rizzi 6 episodes, 2017
...  Gentle Richie 6 episodes, 2017
...  Fran Dwyer 6 episodes, 2017-2018
...  George 6 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Reggie Love 5 episodes, 2017
...  Harvey Wasserman 5 episodes, 2017
...  Officer Haddix 5 episodes, 2017
...  Lieutenant Gerald Sweeney 5 episodes, 2017
...  Black Frankie 5 episodes, 2017
...  Officer Grossman 5 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Matty 'The Horse' 5 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Todd Lang 5 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Bernice 4 episodes, 2017
...  Ellen 4 episodes, 2017
...  Joan 4 episodes, 2017
...  Fat Mooney 4 episodes, 2017
...  Adam 4 episodes, 2017
...  Loretta 4 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Capt. Peter McDonagh / ... 4 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Carmine Patriccia 4 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Frank DiNapoli 4 episodes, 2018
...  Professor / ... 3 episodes, 2018
...  Tiffany 3 episodes, 2017
Saul Stein ...  Marty Hodas 3 episodes, 2017
...  Lonnie Harris 3 episodes, 2017
...  Jocelyn 3 episodes, 2017
...  Greg 3 episodes, 2017
...  Andy 3 episodes, 2017
...  Suzi 3 episodes, 2017
Hannah Townsend ...  Elise / ... 3 episodes, 2017-2018
Danielle Alfredo ...  Lois 3 episodes, 2018
Bradley Creanzo ...  366 Club Patron / ... 3 episodes, 2018
...  DJ 3 episodes, 2018
...  Andrea Martino 2 episodes, 2017
...  Jack 2 episodes, 2017
...  Kim 2 episodes, 2017
...  James Schuster 2 episodes, 2017
...  Waitress 2 episodes, 2017
...  Bernie Wolf 2 episodes, 2017
...  Editor 2 episodes, 2017
...  Arthur Laurent 2 episodes, 2017
...  Louis 2 episodes, 2017
Kate Levy ...  Harriet Parker 2 episodes, 2017
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...  Lisa 2 episodes, 2017
...  Rico 2 episodes, 2017
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...  Eddie 2 episodes, 2017
Harmonica Sunbeam 2 episodes, 2017
...  Jersey 2 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Lynda 2 episodes, 2017
...  Billy Narcotics Officer 2 episodes, 2017
...  Vinny 'The Chin' Gigante 2 episodes, 2017
...  The Sweeper 2 episodes, 2017
Thomas Glen Baker ...  Mitch 2 episodes, 2017
Jack Gindi ...  Salesman Joe 2 episodes, 2017
...  Italian Restaurant Patron / ... 2 episodes, 2017-2018
John DiGiorgio ...  Plain Clothes Detective (Haddix's guy) / ... 2 episodes, 2018
...  Pedestrian 2 episodes, 2018
...  Hustler 2 episodes, 2018
...  Stripper 2 episodes, 2018
...  Russell 2 episodes, 2018
...  Lennie 2 episodes, 2018
...  Kenneth 2 episodes, 2018
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Based in 1970s New York, this show gives a raw and gritty portayal of the prostitution business that was so publicly executed at that time. As a result of police crack-down, the characters are forced to venture towards relatively safer and more discrete forms of the same work.

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Once upon a time in America, pleasure became a business.

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Just like her character, Abby, Margarita Levieva attended New York University. See more »

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An Embarrassment for David Simon
2 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

If you thought The Wire was genius (which I do) then you may scratch your head watching this.

NYC in the 70s was dangerous. Money was tight. Hard to believe anyone would be stupid enough to try to rob someone they were staking out AFTER the money was deposited in the night box--they'd at least take his wallet. Showing two pimps hanging out together at the Port Authority is completely unbelievable. Did competing drug dealers hang out in The Wire? Of course not.

Every scene is off.

The characters are stereotypes and weak ones at that. Baffling from this writing team. The story is written to setup porn scenes with women who don't have boob jobs-- maybe that's what the creators are most proud of. That and having James Franco play two characters. PLEASE! Do your experimental theater on your own nickle. I pay for HBO! ;)

Romanticizing street prostitutes in any way during that time is something David Simon should be embarrassed by. Having the first show end with a black pimp cutting up a white prostitute is beyond the pale. Gratuitous violence.

The show leads one to believe there are many blacks in the police in the 70s; that they would tell a white officer to calm down. That the police would do a stake-out involving a bunch of cars and THEN let someone go free. Of course, it's a little more complicated than that. The cop probably did want to make the girl, but he leaves. The black pimp on the other hand has no such grace apparently.

As a former reporter I'm surprised David Simon didn't red-line reams and reams of this script for inaccuracies.

This show could have used the 70s to shed light on our current situation, but it didn't. If you're over the age of 55, and want to get your dander up, watch it. If you're younger, know, it's completely phony. In real life, all those people led the Hobbes' life, "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short"

In NYC, in 1971, women and blacks were not as free as the show implies. According to this show women are going to bars while their kids sleep at home, blacks have good jobs in the police department, women are making good money as prostitutes and enjoying breakfast with their pimps.

The creators of this show should know better. It really does disgust me how they have whitewashed the 70s. The problems in the cities in the 70s is the problem TODAY in middle America. David Simon must have had a stroke or he just doesn't care...I'm mystified. How could someone do the best TV of the past 100 years and then lay this "Deuce"?


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