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This drama series vividly recreates the seedy environment of New York's Times Square in the 1970s, when porn producers, prostitutes and pimps ruled the streets. Featured characters include a pair of twins who rise as successful porn producers and a prostitute who makes a name for herself in the industry. The series stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and it debuted in 2017 on HBO.

HBO
3 Seasons, 23 Episodes
September 10, 2017
8.1/10
Cast: David Krumholtz, James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
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The Deuce Full Episode Guide

  • In the wake of a personal loss, Candy finds the emotional core of her latest movie. Abby confronts Vincent after she makes an alarming discovery. Paul turns to activism as the AIDS epidemic continues to ravage New York's gay community. Vincent tips off Rudy to Tommy's disloyalty. Lori realizes she's on her own when both Greg and Kiki let her down. Bobby learns why the women who worked for him have abandoned the French Parlor.

  • Featuring a stellar ensemble cast led by James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the third and final season of The Deuce chronicles the dying days of Times Square as the heart of the American sex trade.

  • Lori returns to New York for an audition and runs into some familiar faces; while searching for actors for her new film, Candy speaks to her critics at a Women Against Pornography meeting; as things heat up with Jennifer, Alston takes a drastic step to deliver for Goldman; Melissa leaves the city; Abby grows closer to Pilar as her relationship with Vincent wanes; Vincent and Frankie celebrate an eventful birthday.

  • Abby befriends a graffiti artist named Pilar and takes a surprising trip downtown; Candy sets a firm line with Hank when it comes to money; as Todd's health worsens, he reexamines his priorities and asks for Paul's support; Alston explores different strategies for getting a shady SRO owner to sell; Bobby pays Joey a visit on Wall Street as Joey's latest money-making scheme grows bigger; tensions rise between Frankie and Rudy as a buyer complains about Frankie's product.

  • Season 3 premiere. On the eve of 1985, a worn-out Vincent reconnects with his ex-wife, Andrea, as his open relationship with Abby grows more distant. Despite becoming a family man, Frankie continues his risky side hustles. With the newly dominant VHS format shaking up their industry, Candy and Harvey travel to Las Vegas for an adult film convention, where they disagree on how to navigate a fast-changing future. Fresh out of rehab in Los Angeles, Lori is put back to work.

  • Red Hot premieres; Vincent and Abby deal with an unexpected loss; Darlene comes clean.

  • Rudy and Matty the Horse buy Lori away from C.C., who has a back-end agenda; Abby, Dave and Loretta warn Ashley about the dangers of her aggressive activism; Goldman shares his plans for cleaning up the Deuce with Alston; Larry Brown is reunited with a girl from his past; Vincent turns to his father for relationship advice; Candy puts the finishing touches on "Red Hot" in advance of its premiere.

  • Rudy and Matty the Horse buy Lori away from C.C., who has a back-end agenda. Abby, Dave and Loretta warn Ashley about the dangers of her aggressive activism. Goldman shares his plans for cleaning up the Deuce with Alston. Larry Brown is reunited with a girl from his past. Vincent turns to his father for relationship advice. Candy puts the finishing touches on "Red Hot" in advance of its premiere.

  • Candy shoots her opus guerilla-style on the streets of New York; Vincent makes a confession to Abby, along with a promise to change; Ashley and Abby help a prostitute escape the Deuce, with a little help from Vincent.; Larry Brown gets a promotion; Paul celebrates the opening of his new upscale club; Bobby turns to Vincent to find work for his wayward eldest son, Joey.

  • Temporarily flush with cash, Frankie is tapped by Candy to be a coproducer on "Red Hot"; Lori eyes a plum role in the film, but still feels the burden of C.C.'s yoke; with Rudy's blessing, Big Mike and Black Frankie hit a gambling house in the Bronx; Bobby finds himself stigmatized at home and at the Hi-Hat after a surprise raid overseen by Alston; Paul encounters resistance to his elaborate renovation plans; out of rehab, Shay is convinced to move in with a nurturing Irene.

  • Ashley and Abby resolve to track down the identity of a 16-year-old sex worker killed in a recent fire; Vincent is shaken after witnessing the brutal side of Rudy's operation; frustrated by the progress on her new film, Candy recruits new faces to help with the production; Frankie finds his dry-cleaning business a less-than-perfect fit; Larry Brown shows off his improvisational skills; Lori looks to forge a deal with Kiki while keeping C.C. in the loop.

  • Lori envisions a sunny future in LA after attending the AFAA Erotica Awards with Harvey and Candy, who's looking to connect with west-coast producers willing to turn her fairy tale into reality. Paul and Kenneth approach Vincent about a loan for a new nightclub, free from mob ties. Goldman visits Alston's precinct to share the mayor's vision for cleaning up the Deuce. Frankie wins a hand of poker but risks losing his job. Back in NYC, Ashley pushes her reform agenda on Abby, while trying to avoid C.C. Larry Brown and Darlene learn a bitter lesson about supply and demand. Rudy sends a message to his rivals, but invites retaliation.

  • Confronted with the changing realities of prostitution and porn, C.C. doubles down on his assets, while fellow pimp Larry Brown eyes a new opportunity. Elsewhere, a creatively frustrated Candy turns to Genevieve Furie, a onetime porn director who's graduated to slasher films, for filmmaking advice; Paul is approached by Matty the Horse, a rival of Rudy's, who promises him the mob protection he deserves after a customer is mugged outside his bar; and Abby attends a meeting of activists.

  • Times Square, 1977. After his early successes managing the Hi-Hat and French Parlor, Vincent is now proprietor of a new mob-backed disco, The 366, while his girlfriend Abby has brought the nascent punk-rock culture into the Hi-Hat. Vincent's twin brother Frankie remains a problem, "borrowing" money from Show Land, the sex emporium he manages, to pay off his debts. Candy, now a "triple threat" as a porn actress, producer and director, is looking to make more artful, ambitious adult films, over the objections of her collaborator Harvey. C.C. pulls a con on Bernie Wolf, director of a porn film starring Lori, to get her more money. Hoping to launch a more upscale gay nightclub, Paul looks to sever mob ties from his current bar. Alston, now a homicide detective, is approached by Gene Goldman, a civil servant appointed by Mayor Koch to clean up Times Square.

The Deuce News

HBO Creates 'Intimacy Coordinator' Position for Sex Scenes

The network wants to be sure its actors are protected.

HBO Gives 'The Deuce' Another Season

The period drama gets a renewal just two episodes into its first season.

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