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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Series cast summary:
James Franco ...  Vincent Martino / ... 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Maggie Gyllenhaal ...  Eileen 'Candy' Merrell 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ...  Chris Alston 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Margarita Levieva ...  Abigail 'Abby' Parker 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Emily Meade ...  Lori Madison / ... 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Daniel Sauli ...  Tommy Longo 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Chris Bauer ...  Bobby Dwyer 24 episodes, 2017-2019
Chris Coy ...  Paul Hendrickson 24 episodes, 2017-2019
Michael Rispoli ...  Rudy Pipilo 24 episodes, 2017-2019
David Krumholtz ...  Harvey Wasserman 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Olivia Luccardi ...  Melissa 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Mustafa Shakir ...  Big Mike 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Andrea-Rachel Parker ...  Bernice 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Thaddeus Street ...  Black Frankie / ... 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Sepideh Moafi ...  Loretta 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Gary Carr ...  C.C. 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Dominique Fishback ...  Donna 'Darlene' Pickett / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Kim Director ...  Shay 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Gbenga Akinnagbe ...  Larry Brown 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Luke Kirby ...  Gene Goldman 17 episodes, 2018-2019
Method Man ...  Rodney 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Ralph Macchio ...  Officer Haddix 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Anwan Glover ...  Leon 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Jamie Neumann ...  Dorothy 'Ashley' Spina 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Aaron Dean Eisenberg ...  Todd Lang 15 episodes, 2017-2019
Don Harvey ...  Danny Flanagan 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Roberta Colindrez ...  Irene 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Genevieve Hudson-Price ...  Jocelyn 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Diana Bologna ...  Fran Dwyer 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Gino Vento ...  Carlos 11 episodes, 2017-2018


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. See more »




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Did You Know?


The producers tried to have Gbenga Akinnagbe back for season 3, even for an episode, but he was in the middle on a tour with a play and the schedules didn't match. 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 »

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The diametrical opposition to most TV
2 November 2018 | by CriticalDaneSee all my reviews

A deep and gritty realism multifaceted narrative take on the evolving of the porn industry on 42nd street and Times Square in New York.

I have looked at ALL the reviews and literally every single one below 6 stars is the same type of "critique":

1: Why is Maggie G. in the cast, she is not pretty 2: James Franco is bad he ruins it all 3: There is only sex and drugs and no plot 4: Nothing happens I stopped in episode 3

The only difference is just the formality of it, how was it formulated and smaller circumstances.

It seems silly to me, rating a show badly because they didn't cast someone sexy and like-able to play a prostitute on the streets of N.Y.

If you do not appreciate the shows aesthetics or the actors working on it then these reviews are probably helpful for you - But they are still very misleading and does NOT represent the show at all. The actual craftsmanship and writing on this show is amazing and is on par with the first season of True Detective, the Sopranos or the Wire. Maggie was cast exactly for that reason, that she is not chiseled by Michelangelo himself but has the realistic look to her.

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Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Deuce See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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