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.
Once upon a time in America, pleasure became a business.
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Did You Know?
The title refers to the nickname once given to the block of West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, the "Forty-Deuce," which in the 1970s and '80s was known for its high concentration of low-rent movie theaters that specialized in exploitation and pornographic films, among other things. See more
Season 2 of the series takes place in 1977. But during the opening credits, a theater marquee advertises David Cronenberg's film "Scanners", which wasn't released until 1981. See more