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HBO's The Deuce thread 2

The first thread is full and we must keep discussing the sagging tits, prosthetic dicks and the looming AIDS epidemic.

by Anonymousreply 263Last Wednesday at 10:49 AM

The Deuce, part Deuce.

by Anonymousreply 110/23/2017

Is next week the season finale?

by Anonymousreply 210/23/2017

Yep r2, only eight episodes.

Then season two will jump to the late 70s.

by Anonymousreply 310/23/2017

I thought there's only been 6 so far.

by Anonymousreply 410/23/2017

I thought Ashley had a look on her face like she wasnt sure she'd made the right decision when she left. Or at the very least had swindled Abby out of some money. The vulture reviewer seemed to be under the impression that she had left the life, but the writers of the wire rarely gave their characters a break, so I find it hard to believe the deuce will be any different. It seems unlikely to me she ditched C.C that easily and just walked away. Unless they want to throw the viewers a bone, give us a false sense of hope that if Ashley can leave hooking behind maybe they all can and then shatter that illusion as one hooker after another is beaten, contracts HIV, ODs, finds herself permanently trapped.

by Anonymousreply 510/24/2017

I think Ashley looked fine going up that escalator. You bitches read way too much into it. I do think she’ll end up with AIDS and die, though.

by Anonymousreply 610/24/2017

So you're saying r6 when the show moves to the 80s the writers are going to take the show to Bumfuck Idaho or wherever she's moved to and catch up with Ashley to see how's she's going?

I think she either disappears from the show or struggles with small time life and comes back to NY in the next episode where a very pissed off C.C is waiting for her, with serious consequences.

by Anonymousreply 710/24/2017

No matter what Keri Russell does on the final season of The Americans, the Best Actress Emmy is going to Maggie Gyllenhaal.

by Anonymousreply 810/25/2017

No, R7, I think it’s her fate. And she was going to upstate NY, not Idaho. She’ll definitely be back for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 910/25/2017

Keri Russell has never won and probably wasn't going to win anyway r8.

by Anonymousreply 1010/25/2017

Porn was much better when it was shown on theaters, not on computers for us to whack off to.

by Anonymousreply 1110/25/2017

I love this show.

Also, I actually think that Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys will BOTH win next year. That final season of The Americans is going to be incredible.

Maggie G will definitely be nominated though.

by Anonymousreply 1210/25/2017

Maggie G is the new Jessica L

by Anonymousreply 1310/25/2017

Tonight’s the season finale for Maggie’s sagging titties!

by Anonymousreply 1410/28/2017

What an underwhelming season finale!

by Anonymousreply 1510/29/2017

Oh no r15, I haven't seen it yet. I was hoping it would go out with a bang. My bf says if it doesn't have strong finish he's not bothering with season two.

by Anonymousreply 1610/29/2017

Actually I started getting into it this last episode, I liked the Deep Throat tie in.

by Anonymousreply 1710/30/2017

[quote]What an underwhelming season finale!

Sadly I had the same thought.

by Anonymousreply 1810/30/2017

Were you expecting some big cliffhanger? That's not what David Simon does.

I thought it was very enjoyable and eagerly await the next season.

by Anonymousreply 1910/30/2017

I actually enjoyed it. Not great but good. And poor Ruby!

by Anonymousreply 2010/30/2017

So they gave Maggie G a gay brother eh...?

by Anonymousreply 2110/30/2017

I liked it too. I suspected someone would die, David Simon likes to kill people we like, and when I saw Ol Thunder thighs walking the streets I knew it would be her. Poor thing.

I liked they continued the theme of duality. Vince torn between the brothel and the bar, between his loyalty to his cheating wife and Abby who is "allowed" to cheat, the pimps trying to keep up appearances and trying make money outside pimping, Vince's brother in law buying the same ring for his mistress and his wife, candy making her way up the stairs to a better life while thunder falls to her death. And the young hookers trapped in between, still fucking for money but on screen now, Alston deciding between his career and his love life.

I still don't understand why Candy became a hooker. Obviously her dads an asshole who had her brother institutionalised for being gay and was critical of her for getting knocked up out of wedlock, but that still doesn't explain why she's a hooker. Her dad's attitude wouldn't be unusual in 1972 and it seems a bit extreme to become a self loathing hooker out of spite.

by Anonymousreply 2210/30/2017

Why did the hooker end up in jail? Did she buy drugs or guns for her pimp? I kept getting distracted with phone calls, then I forgot to watch the later repeat. I wanted to watch the Ray Donovan season finale.

by Anonymousreply 2310/30/2017

She was doing a drug transaction for him, a large one apparently.

by Anonymousreply 2410/30/2017

"I liked the Deep Throat tie in."

It's like this show is trying to be the Forest Gump of porn. Last week there was the tie-in to Boys in the Sand.

by Anonymousreply 2510/30/2017

I'm glad that they made sure to made sure to show that runaway success of "Boys in the Sand" came FIRST, then "Deep Throat" happened.

by Anonymousreply 2610/30/2017

I dont understand all of the comments here about needing subtitles.

by Anonymousreply 2710/30/2017

I hope it’s not true that the show is going to have a time jump.

These are complicated stories and characters, and I’d like to see them play out more.

by Anonymousreply 2810/30/2017

I feel like movie actors only want to be on limited series. I think the show needs more than 3 seasons, but if it must be that way then atleast make it 10+ episodes.

by Anonymousreply 2910/30/2017

Here is David Simon talking about it in an interview from two days r28. It has been said all along that is the plan.

[quote]What are you comfortable saying about where the story will be when we return? Simon: We’re still figuring out explicitly where we want to drop in and where we want to come out, but it will be in the late 70s. And the third season, should it be approved, and go forward, would be in the mid-1980s.

by Anonymousreply 3010/30/2017

Watching the show, I am overwhelmed by how disgusting NYC was in the 70's. I was a student then and had to go there frequently. It was hell. The show captures this well.

by Anonymousreply 3110/31/2017

[quote]Watching the show, I am overwhelmed by how disgusting NYC was in the 70's. I was a student then and had to go there frequently. It was hell. The show captures this well.

It might have been hell for flyovers, but we native New Yorkers dealt with it. That's why I always get a huge kick out of all the annoying spoiled trust find bitches who now live in a boring sanitized NYC and think it was always the high-end overpriced vanilla paradise it is now. Nearly ever rough neighborhood, including the ones in Brooklyn and Queens are overrun with big ugly glass buildings which are accommodating all those complaining spoiled poseur flyovers.

Welcome to NYC bitches, you'll soon get bored and hopefully fuck off back to your snoozy red states and Eurotrash cities. I reckon most of you poseurs would never have been able to survive NYC when it was rough, dirty and scary.

by Anonymousreply 3210/31/2017

R32 Well you certainly prove that the city is still the world center for arrogant losers. So garbage blowing around on the streets is heaven?

by Anonymousreply 3310/31/2017

I love this show, but I dearly wish it had a GoT-level budget so they could truly recreate '70s Times Square and the general neighborhood. That would be heaven.

by Anonymousreply 3410/31/2017

[quote][R32] Well you certainly prove that the city is still the world center for arrogant losers. So garbage blowing around on the streets is heaven?

Arrogant losers? Nay, I'm just realistic and truthful. I know what I see and the types of people I deal with every day of my life, most spoiled wealthy flyovers wouldn't have lasted one fucking minute in the NYC of the 1970s! The fact is, native New Yorkers and hard working immigrants, cleaned up NYC, not flyovers and Eurotrash.

Today's NYC wouldn't be functioning if it weren't for the real NYC natives as well as the hard working low wage immigrants who keep the city running. All these people work extra hard so douchebag wealthy flyovers and Eurotrash can live their cushy fantasy lifestyles in NYC. Most native New Yorkers are quite aware of this, it has nothing to do with New Yorkers being arrogant, just being truthful. Yeah, I know, the truth usually hurts.

Here's an experiment, stop every other wealthy annoying poseur hipster in Brooklyn, pretty much all of them are from another state or another country. I'm sure most wealthy flyovers and Eurotrash hipsters have no clue that Bushwick used to be a working class neighborhood of blacks, whites and Puerto Ricans.

by Anonymousreply 3511/02/2017

Congrats to Maggie on her Golden Globe nomination So well deserved

by Anonymousreply 3612/11/2017

'The Deuce' star Maggie Gyllenhaal on a Weinstein-Trump link and a possible move behind the cameras

by Anonymousreply 3712/11/2017

Yeah, was happy to see Maggie got some love. She really has been doing fantastic work for this show.

by Anonymousreply 3812/11/2017

Next up for her will be an Emmy nomination.

by Anonymousreply 3912/20/2017

Maggie has been great in this. No over acting, just a natural performance.

Still would love to know why her character became a hooker. I guess the second series will provide some info.

by Anonymousreply 4012/20/2017

Maggie Gyllenhaal Won't Win a Golden Globe for The Deuce But Damn, She Should

by Anonymousreply 4101/06/2018

Maybe she'll win the SAG Award.

by Anonymousreply 4201/06/2018

The Deuce is done thanks to Franco. No Season 2. Production has been abandoned according to my crew friend.

by Anonymousreply 4301/11/2018

HBO literally put out a statement today saying that production is continuing r43. Which they didn't have to do if they wanted to close it.

by Anonymousreply 4401/11/2018

Nope, R44. It ain’t happening. My crew friend told me they got an email that production has been abandoned.

by Anonymousreply 4501/11/2018

Oh shit!

by Anonymousreply 4601/11/2018

Damnit first House of Cards, now this show will be ruined.

by Anonymousreply 4701/11/2018

Such a shame, for the storyline and the crew and actresses like Maggie Gyllenhaal. I would have preferred someone else to play Franco’s parts anyhow: maybe they can replace him, à la Spacey/Plummer? Any suggestions?

by Anonymousreply 4801/12/2018

They should pull a Family Matters and just never mention his character again like they did with the youngest daughter who went on to do porn.

by Anonymousreply 4901/12/2018

Who is this "my friend who's on the crew" person? They have stated publicly that filming is still happening for season 2. So either you're lying or your "friend" is.

by Anonymousreply 5001/12/2018

Can he be replaced or does he own a piece of the show?

by Anonymousreply 5101/12/2018

He is a producer of the show r51, but so was Kevin Spacey for "House of Cards"

by Anonymousreply 5201/12/2018

Yes, but Franco'w production company may co-own the rights, R52. Spacey's production company did not on HOC.

by Anonymousreply 5301/12/2018

Honestly, I never cared for either of his characters. It was the women who were the most interesting. Move them all front and center.

by Anonymousreply 5401/12/2018

The Deuce co-creator David Simon says HBO is “trying to discern what is or isn’t there” regarding the allegations against James Franco

by Anonymousreply 5501/13/2018

Uhhhh...a lot is there. The Deuce as we know it is toast. Maybe they’ll rewrite and regroup and start shooting in the summer without Franco’s characters. The time jump would seem to support that.

by Anonymousreply 5601/13/2018

[quote]Uhhhh...a lot is there.

Not really. The allegations against him are pretty thin.

by Anonymousreply 5701/13/2018

Uhhhh...no, they aren’t, R57.

by Anonymousreply 5801/13/2018

r58, he fucked them up the ass and wiped his dick on the drapes going out the door, right?

The allegations depend on the drapes.

by Anonymousreply 5901/13/2018

My crew friend just told me prep has been suspended until it’s determined what to do about Franco. He’s facing possible criminal allegations.

by Anonymousreply 6002/02/2018

The Deuce is a piece of cold crap. I hope it's pulled. A producer was involved in a coke death. Franco is a try-hard snooze. Consistently boring. Cancel it and make room for a good show.

by Anonymousreply 6102/02/2018

Change focus to pancake titty whore transitioning into female porn producer.

by Anonymousreply 6202/02/2018

Well, it is now happening, after all, but Franco’s participation now is still “under review.” My crew friend told me a new set being built will be a successful gay bar like Uncle Charlie’s South was in the 70s. And Studio 54 will also figure in the show.

by Anonymousreply 6302/07/2018

they may recast Franco.....

by Anonymousreply 6402/07/2018

He's baa-aack!

Eurgh.

by Anonymousreply 6503/27/2018

I love the longer feathered hair 70's hair on men

by Anonymousreply 6603/29/2018

Maggie Gyllenhaal (‘The Deuce’) on how the series reflects today’s social climate: ‘The system is fundamentally misogynistic’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

by Anonymousreply 6704/15/2018

bump

by Anonymousreply 6805/21/2018

When does season 2 start?

by Anonymousreply 6905/21/2018

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Thandie Newton reveal HBO raised their salaries after The Crown controversy

by Anonymousreply 7005/24/2018

Maggie Gyllenhaal Fought Hard for Us to See a Woman Masturbate and Come on TV

by Anonymousreply 7105/24/2018

Maggie Gyllenhaal On 'The Deuce' Season 2 And The Difficulties Of Filming So Many Sex Scenes

by Anonymousreply 7205/24/2018

theyr showing all of last seasons shows....guess they are revin up for the new season. Do we gotta look at Maggie g's old saggy teats again? luv that james franco tho, nasty perve he is...

by Anonymousreply 7305/24/2018

Franco is hot as fuk. Ide pay good $ to stick my tongue way the fuk up his shithole...

by Anonymousreply 7405/24/2018

I've heard season 2 is set from 1978-1980.

by Anonymousreply 7505/24/2018

That maggie is hard to look at, she ruins every scene she is in for me. wtf?

by Anonymousreply 7605/24/2018

Any new celebs in the new season? Wonder how it will be different, last season way dark, kinda kool.

by Anonymousreply 7705/24/2018

Hoping they show more man ass this season, Franco's was mighty tasty..

by Anonymousreply 7805/24/2018

When is The Douche coming back on?

by Anonymousreply 7905/24/2018

online says release date pending for season 2

by Anonymousreply 8005/24/2018

Did anyone blow franco bak in the day when he was climbing that well trod ladder to stardom?

by Anonymousreply 8105/25/2018

I pissed next to him at the Barrymore theatre toilet

an licked his urinal when he was done

DAT COUNT?

by Anonymousreply 8205/25/2018

Maggie Gyllenhaal fought to keep orgasm scene in 'The Deuce'

by Anonymousreply 8305/25/2018
by Anonymousreply 8405/25/2018

ive heard she is a bitch on set to get along with....

by Anonymousreply 8505/25/2018

R85 No she's not. She's a very nice person actually she’s very kind and friendly

by Anonymousreply 8605/25/2018

Maggie Gyllenhaal on Playing a Prostitute in 'The Deuce' (Full Interview)

by Anonymousreply 8706/06/2018

James Franco films an episode of The Deuce in NYC alongside a half-naked dominatrix Santa

by Anonymousreply 8807/09/2018

James Franco smokes while filming The Deuce in NYC as Maggie Gyllenhaal stands out in double denim

by Anonymousreply 8907/09/2018

Gyllenhaal plays Candy—a prostitute who winds up working in the porn industry.

'I watched a lot of porn from the 70s,' Maggie told Chelsea Handler when asked how she prepared for her raunchy role.

by Anonymousreply 9007/09/2018

Season 2 teaser

by Anonymousreply 9108/06/2018

The Deuce Season 2 trailer

by Anonymousreply 9208/19/2018

I can't wait for the season premiere tomorrow

by Anonymousreply 9309/08/2018

I thought the first new episode was already HBO OnDemand, I checked earlier, there were only last seasons episodes.

Two weeks ago, HBO had an unaired episode of "Insecure" listed OnDemand. It was supposed to have been aired at it's regular Sunday time slot , but was OnDemand almost a week before. HBO have made this mistake many times before.

by Anonymousreply 9409/09/2018

Premiere today, though I won't be able to catch it til tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 9509/09/2018

Season two premiere episode was ho-hum. I understand it's a character study that keeps the drama simmering where it never boils over, but jeez, this episode was so dull. (Best thing about the the premiere was the music, fashion and set design.) Hopefully it gets better in the coming episodes.

by Anonymousreply 9609/11/2018

I enjoyed it and watched it twice. I don't think it was the most exciting but it's setting the rest of the season up to be good.

by Anonymousreply 9709/11/2018

It wasn't bad, and Franco's performance wasn't as annoying as last season's, but I was certainly expecting something more with a bang as the season opener. Then again, David Simon isn't a flashy storyteller, so I don't know why I expected that. Good to see David Krumholtz, and man, did he lose a tremendous amount of weight! And as usual, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dominique Fishback and Gary Carr are killing it in their roles.

Can't wait to see Gbenga Akinnagbe's pimp character Larry become a porn performer. I've always had a huge crush on him and if there's a chance to see him showing more skin, that will certainly keep me as a faithful viewer.

by Anonymousreply 9809/11/2018

Franco and his girlfriend are annoying. Why does he never see his kids? Even mention them in passing? I laughed when Maggie said Santa didn't bring her the tits she wanted. I will miss Ruby and Ashley.

by Anonymousreply 9909/16/2018

They hopped from story line to story line too quickly. This would be more enjoyable if I didn't get the feeling that we're just keeping time until a few of the characters get brutally murdered by the end of the season

by Anonymousreply 10009/16/2018

It's funny that they gave the brothers different haircuts because James' acting certainly wasn't going to do the differentiating.

by Anonymousreply 10109/16/2018

Oh and the same guy who beat up Candy was the the same one who threw Ruby out the window. More whites, less Francos

by Anonymousreply 10209/16/2018

Franco drags the show down. Fire him.

by Anonymousreply 10309/16/2018

Uh the whites in r102 should read "whores". The gay couple have a way more compelling storyline too. Even the cop stuff is better than deadbeat dad and his gambler brother. I did like the pimp's crib tho.

by Anonymousreply 10409/16/2018

[quote]They hopped from story line to story line too quickly. This would be more enjoyable if I didn't get the feeling that we're just keeping time until a few of the characters get brutally murdered by the end of the season

Well, TBH, Tariq Trotter had to get back to work on Fallon's show, his pimp character was never going to be long term.

by Anonymousreply 10509/16/2018

They need to focus on the sex workers more I agree Franco and the girlfriend are dull.

by Anonymousreply 10609/16/2018

Anyone catch that Ashley is back as feminist advocate for prostitutes? It almost made Abby and Vince's slog to Corny Island and skeeball lesson worth it.

by Anonymousreply 10709/16/2018

The first episode of this season was a mess. They need to drop at least six storylines. Also, watching #metoo James Franco is a very uncomfortable experience.

by Anonymousreply 10809/17/2018

It is. Putting aside that, he's a really bad actor and always looks high.

by Anonymousreply 10909/17/2018

The use of Barry White in the long opening of EP 1 when Maggie enters the club was so perfect.

by Anonymousreply 11009/17/2018

How is it possible to make a show about the most interesting time in NYC history so BORING. Hate the actors - esepdially Franco. The storylines are dull, its slow moving, the sex messages are so heavy handed, the pimps are unbelievable, everyone is a little too nice. What a wasted opportunity.

by Anonymousreply 11109/17/2018

They're really pc, which is sort of unbelievable, but also welcome because otherwise it becomes porn for 4Chan

by Anonymousreply 11209/17/2018

I really enjoyed the second episode. I loved Candy getting some useful feedback from a new mentor in Genevieve Fury, although it was refreshing that she blatantly admits from the start that she doesn't like other women. I've known several women like that. Also got a kick out of the conversation the pimp had with Candy about doing some "acting" for her. The closing shot of Ashley was great.

The quick reveal that the guy from Koch's task force is gay was unexpected.

by Anonymousreply 11309/17/2018

I'm really glad that Lawrence Gillard plays the cop, because I would not give a shit otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 11409/17/2018

One of those annoying Dexter-Jones siblings was in last night's episode. Years ago, they were all over the NYC gossip columns like roaches.

Annabelle Dexter-Jones to be precise, Who the hell did she play?

by Anonymousreply 11509/17/2018

Was she the annoying new hooker? James Franco is the worst at least one if the twins need to die.

by Anonymousreply 11609/17/2018

r99 Ashley showed up on last night's episode, she is now part of the feminist group trying to help the hookers

by Anonymousreply 11709/17/2018

I enjoy the show but a better depiction of the time is Tales of Time Square I loved that book. The author also did a podcast with a few of the interviews from the book.

by Anonymousreply 11809/17/2018

Pretty good prosthetic hard cock scene in the most recent episode. Cute guy too. Shame there were no pubes, it was above the pants.

by Anonymousreply 11909/17/2018

So taking out the plexiglass in the peeps was to give handjobs or what? Then it should've been the guys dick stuck in it.

by Anonymousreply 12009/18/2018

[quote]So taking out the plexiglass in the peeps was to give handjobs or what?

No, it was so the guys could touch the girls.

by Anonymousreply 12109/18/2018

I missed Ashley!

by Anonymousreply 12209/18/2018

r122 she has darker hair and glasses now so she looks a bit different

by Anonymousreply 12309/18/2018

When will James Franco's twins die? What's the point of the speed pills if we never see the downside? I did like when the other director told her to quit using whites because they're dead around the eyes and Candy averted hers.

by Anonymousreply 12409/19/2018

Do you mean "whores" R124? I liked that scene as well.

This was a solid episode, but it drags each time either of Franco's twin characters are on screen.

by Anonymousreply 12509/19/2018

Yes, whores. Autocorrect doesn't know me at all.

by Anonymousreply 12609/19/2018

Oh wow, are we going to get to see Gbenga naked next week? I'm going to be looking forward to that scene.

Maggie continues to slay as Candie. That little laugh she gives right before giving the producer head was fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 12709/23/2018

[quote] Oh wow, are we going to get to see Gbenga naked next week? I'm going to be looking forward to that scene.

God, I hope so! I've been waiting to see that beautiful man nude forever, and it looks like our wish may very well come true in next week's episode.

This was another solid episode. So many great moments: Candy negotiating with that Hollywood producer to only get slapped in the face when he demands a blowjob in exchange for a fraction of the money for her movie; Larry using Darlene as a ploy to get hired as a porn performer; CC seeing Ashley for the first time since she ran away from him in season one. Gary Carr does so many things with his eyes, he was awesome in this episode. (Hard to believe this is the same dude who gave that embarrassing performance in Downton Abbey a few years ago.)

by Anonymousreply 12809/24/2018

I never saw Carr in Downton Abbey - didn't even know he was a Brit until I saw him in one of the after episode interviews. But yes, he is fucking killing it. I'm also loving skinny David Krumholz as Harvey, even more than fat David Krumholz last season.

by Anonymousreply 12909/24/2018

[quote]Oh wow, are we going to get to see Gbenga naked next week?

Didn’t he do a nude scene in an off-Broadway play a season or two back?

by Anonymousreply 13009/24/2018

I wish they'd use the same lighting director as on Insecure. The lighting on the black characters is a hate crime.

by Anonymousreply 13109/24/2018

At this rate, by the end of the season the couple will have amassed about 10 minutes of screen time.

by Anonymousreply 13209/24/2018

^Whoops, the GAY couple.

by Anonymousreply 13309/24/2018

Can someone PLease please tell me who played Liam, the guy who lost his dry cleaning business to Frankie at poker? I know the actor from somewhere and cannot place him. He isn't listed on IMDB.com.

by Anonymousreply 13409/25/2018

Too slow -- stopped watching.

Besides, I'm getting sick of the anachronistic bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 13509/25/2018

I was hoping Lori would just stay in LA

by Anonymousreply 13609/25/2018

I think she’ll be running away to California cuz C.C. won’t chase her there; fear of flying and all that.

by Anonymousreply 13709/26/2018

That actor seemed very familiar to me too, R134. But I can't place him either.

by Anonymousreply 13809/26/2018

I've tried and tried but I just CAN'T get into this. I watched last season but I'm barely making it thru s2. I love Franco but he is TERRIBLE in this...at least his performance as the legit brother is bad. He's always been good at playing sleazy, so he excels at playing the dirtbag one. That whole fucking dynamic is weird. And I just don't believe a word that comes out of Gyllenhaal 's mouth. She tries wayyyy too hard to be gritty. I like Chris Coy but his character is barely on. I'm glad he's finally not playing a creep tho. I think they have too many characters.

by Anonymousreply 13909/26/2018

I haven't checked out season 2 yet, but sad to hear our gay character is barely getting screen time.

by Anonymousreply 14009/26/2018

[quote] I'm getting sick of the anachronistic bullshit.

Plus they keep making mistakes with the time period.

by Anonymousreply 14109/26/2018

The show's been cancelled anyway. Next season is the last one.

by Anonymousreply 14209/26/2018

David Simon said that his goal was to only do three seasons. He says he had it all planned out in the beginning that it would end in season three.

by Anonymousreply 14309/26/2018

So is the club the gay couple is opening going to be a The Townhouse?

by Anonymousreply 14409/26/2018

R138 it finally hit me who he is and I confirmed it watching the closing credits. His name is Cameron Scoggins. I know him from the recently ended series NASHVILLE where he played Zach Wells.

by Anonymousreply 14509/26/2018

Wasn't he on that Jennifer Lopez cop show Shades of Blue as well, R145?

He's a great actor.

by Anonymousreply 14609/26/2018

The pimp posed naked for some schlub photographer. There are so many fake dicks on this show, is his real?

by Anonymousreply 14709/30/2018

Yep r143, even before the first season premiered David Simon said it was going to be a three season show. That has always been the plan.

by Anonymousreply 14809/30/2018

HBO greenlit three seasons and Franco committed to do all three so that’s why it made it to air. After they blew $100+ million on VINYL (which sucked) they probably wanted to reuse the sets, too. Win/win.

by Anonymousreply 14909/30/2018

Let's talk more about Gbenga Akinnagbe's dick, please. Loved the scene for the porn shoot, and the way that Darlene looks out for him. Also, nice to see Nan Goldin do a cameo staring at her own photograph. Didn't recognize her at first, although I knew the work.

by Anonymousreply 15009/30/2018

It was a fake dick (obviously).

by Anonymousreply 15109/30/2018

R51, the actor, though born in Washington D.C. is of Nigerian descent , so that means the penis may be real.

by Anonymousreply 15209/30/2018

[quote]I think they have too many characters.

This show reminds me of David Simon's Treme more than any of his other shows. Treme also had a huge cast and got complaints about it, and the emphasis on character over plot. I really liked it and I like The Deuce as well.

by Anonymousreply 15310/01/2018

[quote]There are so many fake dicks on this show, is his real?

I'm not sure, but I don't think so

by Anonymousreply 15410/01/2018

Lord have mercy, Gbenga did not disappoint! I think that dick is real, doesn't look fake to me. The fact it's that long without it being hard makes me wonder how many inches it can get when he's erect!

Fuck the storyline, fuck all the other enjoyable actors from this episode, Gbenga's dick STOLE the show last night!

by Anonymousreply 15510/01/2018

[quote]Besides, I'm getting sick of the anachronistic bullshit.

Like what?

by Anonymousreply 15610/01/2018

The only time it's really interesting is when the show focus's on the pron world or the hookers. The women are all really interesting, the actresses really bring it. But the storyline about the bars etc is sooo tiring. I don't really give a fuck about any of the guys. The mafia storyline is mildly interesting, especially last night when they just off a guy like that. The police story line is a big who give a flying fuck as well.

Also, the whole funeral thing lastnight, REALLY??? That was a little much, especially having it rain during the funeral. Puhleeze. They do get the gritty look of NY in the 70 s right though. But they are missing so many opportunities to take us back to that time.

by Anonymousreply 15710/01/2018

I'm curious about Harvey's backstory. How is it that a cultured Jew like Harvey, someone who knows a great deal about literature and films, end up as a some bottom of the barrel porn director? He throws out quotes from revered playwrights and novelists, have arthouse film posters on his wall, yet he directs porn on a shoestring budget?

I'd imagine someone like Harvey would be a university professor in comparative literature department. Like Candy, there's a lot of missing pieces to his character that doesn't add up or explain why he does what he does for a living.

by Anonymousreply 15810/01/2018

[quote]I think that dick is real, doesn't look fake to me.

Delusion, convince yourself

by Anonymousreply 15910/01/2018

You say 90%, so there's a 10% chance that Gbenga's is the real deal! 🤤

Besides, if it wasn't real, at least we got a chance to see his beautiful ass.

by Anonymousreply 16010/01/2018

[quote]I'm getting sick of the anachronistic bullshit.

Yeah...but that’s so hard to avoid when you think about it because it’s so subtle. I mean 95% of what they've created is pretty authentic that something's bound to slip through the cracks. At least it doesn't hit you over the head. You must be a fellow OCD sufferer like myself. I really notice it with the Black actors on this show. Their performances are great...but they'll say or do something that's clearly contemporary vernacular. it's understandable though.

by Anonymousreply 16110/02/2018

The amount of trash on the sidewalks seems a bit much, but it's hard to say for sure.

by Anonymousreply 16210/02/2018

This show has gotten boring. Imagine porn being boring.

by Anonymousreply 16310/02/2018

The Best Part of “The Deuce” Is Maggie Gyllenhaal's Emerging Auteur

by Anonymousreply 16410/02/2018

[quote] So is the club the gay couple is opening going to be a The Townhouse?

Crossed my mind too, but Rounds would be more like it?

by Anonymousreply 16510/02/2018

Big black dick in the first scene!

by Anonymousreply 16610/02/2018

I’m not the poster who brought it up, R156, but Larry’s line “I’m just sayin’” felt too modern to me.

by Anonymousreply 16710/03/2018

The one I found jarring was when CC called the whores "hos."

by Anonymousreply 16810/03/2018

Will Candy's backstory ever be revealed?

She grew up in what looks like a fairly decent household. How the hell did she end up hooking on Times Square?

It's not as if she was supporting her son and having to struggle to pay rent etc, the son has been living with her mother all along. Candy couldn't remain at home and get a secretarial job or something? Or go back to school and work part-time? She seemed to have a place to stay, her mom's house. Having to hook seems like the act of a desperate woman, yet, she doesn't appear to be one. She's not a junkie etc.

Whatever we know of her backstory doesn't make much sense. Did her father throw her out because she got knocked up, yet allowed the mother to raise the son? I gather the father is dead? Or is the mom divorced?

Non-native New Yorkers have no clue how dangerous and disgusting Times Square was back then.

by Anonymousreply 16910/04/2018

R169, my guess is her father sexually molested her, which is why she expressed a dislike for those story lines.

by Anonymousreply 17010/04/2018

I forgot, does Candy have any siblings?

by Anonymousreply 17110/04/2018

Candy has a gay brother whose in an insane asylum. It was hinted that their dad was/is homophobic and that's what pushed the brother over the edge.

by Anonymousreply 17210/04/2018

*who's

by Anonymousreply 17310/04/2018

Candy's father was shown in the first season, she was at her parents house visiting with her son and mother and she had to quick leave before her father got home.

by Anonymousreply 17410/05/2018

I like the guess that Candy was kicked out for having a baby.

by Anonymousreply 17510/05/2018

I binged the first season via OnDemand. I liked it, especially the gritty theme as the beginning credits rolled. Mistake to change the theme. I only watched the first episode of season two - lost interest. I suppose at some point they'll relocate to LA where historically, porn took off in a big way during the 1980s.

by Anonymousreply 17610/05/2018

[quote]I suppose at some point they'll relocate to LA where historically, porn took off in a big way during the 1980s.

I don't think so. Like most David Simon shows, it's about a specific place as much as it is about people.

Next season will deal with AIDS devastating the porn and prostitution industries.

And I really like the new opening theme.

by Anonymousreply 17710/05/2018

[quote]I don't think so. Like most David Simon shows, it's about a specific place as much as it is about people.

The show is literally called the Deuce. It is named after a place.

by Anonymousreply 17810/05/2018

[quote] Candy's father was shown in the first season, she was at her parents house visiting with her son and mother and she had to quick leave before her father got home.

He probably molested her.

by Anonymousreply 17910/05/2018

All the brothers getting their dicks out tonight.

by Anonymousreply 18010/07/2018

I'd like something bad to befall CC.

by Anonymousreply 18110/08/2018

CC is such a disgusting character--the most vicious out of all the pimps on the show--but kudos to Gary Carr who plays him extremely well. It was nice to see Carr show some skin in the opening scene, however it was ruined when CC beat up Lori.

I thought this episode was excellent, especially the final scene that gave us gays something to appreciate.

by Anonymousreply 18210/08/2018

Lori should have taken her shot, flew out to LA and never come back.

by Anonymousreply 18310/08/2018

I was not ready for that scene with Big Mike and the trans girl.

by Anonymousreply 18410/08/2018

I stopped watching after episode two. How many have I missed? I may watch to get up to speed again, but it just wasn't grabbing my attention this time.

by Anonymousreply 18510/08/2018

[quote] I was not ready for that scene with Big Mike and the trans girl.

Same here! Wasn't expecting that scene at all. And Big Mike fucked that trans girl hard, too. It made me sweat just watching it! Mustafa Shakir is one sexy man!

I liked how these hyper-masculine black actors in the last few episodes are showing a lot of skin.

by Anonymousreply 18610/08/2018

Don't mind a bit r186

by Anonymousreply 18710/08/2018

R185 How many have I missed?

10 episodes

by Anonymousreply 18810/08/2018

Maggie Gyllenhaal on How #MeToo Is Pushing Women to No Longer Compromise on Set

by Anonymousreply 18910/08/2018

[quote]Same here! Wasn't expecting that scene at all. And Big Mike fucked that trans girl hard, too. It made me sweat just watching it! Mustafa Shakir is one sexy man!

Mustafa was the guy, Victor, who got his throat slit in The Night Of. Victor was the dude who kept raping Petey in Rikers. While Riz Ahmed's Naz character distracted the floor's main guard, Micheal K. William's Freddy Knight character killed Victor. Victor was killed because Petey committed suicide due to the rapes. Petey's mom was the heroin connection for Freddy and his crew.

I also recognized another actor from The Night Of, he played a cop in TNO and he plays one, yet again, in this series.

Well, nice to know HBO keeps their actors and actresses working!

by Anonymousreply 19010/08/2018

Bobby (the guy in his mid 50s who ran the massage parlor) is such an uninteresting character-who gives a shit about him and his family?

by Anonymousreply 19110/08/2018

[quote] CC is such a disgusting character--the most vicious out of all the pimps on the show--but kudos to Gary Carr who plays him extremely well.

Carr is doing a great job to make us hate him. I loved it when Ashley, his former prostitute confronted him. But CC is dangerous. I think he's going to kill Lori if she leaves him. The only way she can be rid of him if she takes a flight to LA. He's scared of flying.

by Anonymousreply 19210/08/2018

R191 that actor was also the least interesting person on TRUE BLOOD (and that is saying a lot).

by Anonymousreply 19310/08/2018

That same actor pops up in a lot of HBO shows.

by Anonymousreply 19410/08/2018

Perhaps Candy takes Lori to LA?

by Anonymousreply 19510/08/2018

Bobby is a pig, doesn't he have a baby with one of the working girls? Then comes home and bosses his wife around and acts like an ass towards her.

by Anonymousreply 19610/08/2018

And yet they have Bobby and others insisting that he doesn’t have sex with his girls-give me a fucking break.

by Anonymousreply 19710/09/2018

Also Bobby was/is married to Frankie/Vincent's sister. You'd think they would be pissed off he's such a shit husband to their sister.

by Anonymousreply 19810/09/2018

In the “Inside The Deuce” segment following the episode Chris Coy, who has really short hair and has gained weight, describes the spot where Paul goes cruising as “mysterious, full of beautuful people.” Yeah, the guy he chose to have sex with was good looking but what about that creepy ho who first beckoned him? And Coy describes it like the place is a wonderland. It’s probably the place where Paul fucking contracted HIV!

by Anonymousreply 19910/09/2018

That guy was also in a season ofThe Wire (the season at the docks) and was excellent as the union guy. And speaking of The Wire, this show can't hold a candle to it.

by Anonymousreply 20010/09/2018

R200 - he played the almost saintly Frank Sobotka.

His final scene walking to his almost certain death was heart breaking.

by Anonymousreply 20110/09/2018

R201, that scene from The Wire sticks with me to this day. Season two often gets shitted on by many fans, but I felt it was an intricately plotted season that weaved so many themes together while also providing strong performances from many of the actors involved, especially Pablo Schreiber.

James Ransone, almost ruined the season with that annoying ass character Ziggy.

by Anonymousreply 20210/09/2018

He’s still a fucking bore as Bobby on THIS show and I’m totally fast-forwarding through all his scenes.

I think they must have deleted the scene where Vinnie got blown by Candy while he was writing out the check.

by Anonymousreply 20310/09/2018

[quote]That guy was also in a season ofThe Wire (the season at the docks) and was excellent as the union guy. And speaking of The Wire, this show can't hold a candle to it.

The Wire was great, but there's zero comparison. This is a show about the Times Square area in the 1970s, different cities, different subjects. Why compare any HBO series? They're all different. It's like comparing "Westworld" or "GOT" with this one. Besides, we all have our personal opinions why we enjoy a series or a film. I usually never go by what a critic says.

I really enjoyed "The Night Of". A lot of people said the lead actor Riz Ahmed "wasn't acting enough". WTF does that even mean? This actor is excellent. He's done tons of diverse roles over the years and continues to do so. I have no idea what the fuck that was supposed to mean. He did a lot of acting silently, with his eyes and facial expressions. He went from a nerdy emasculated college kid to an almost hardened criminal while at Rikers. That's what good acting is about. Even John Turturro raved about his acting. Riz got an EMMY, he must be doing something right.

btw, the actor who plays Bobby was on an NBC series for many years, "Third Watch", he played the husband of a female EMT or cop. He was also the brutal killer, Machine, in the Nicholas Cage film about the missing girl involved in a snuff film, "8MM".

by Anonymousreply 20410/09/2018

[quote] I think they must have deleted the scene where Vinnie got blown by Candy while he was writing out the check.

On the Inside The Deuce segment after the show, David Simon said the scene where Candy and Vinnie pinky swear through the gated fence was something that Maggie and James came up with and wasn't in the script. It makes me wonder if there was a scene of Candy blowing Vinnie, but because of that poignant moment, Simon decided to stick with that one instead.

We all know that Candy never passes up a chance to blow someone if there's money to gain from it.

by Anonymousreply 20510/09/2018

I've only watched two episodes of The Night Of, and so far, I've been impressed by Riz Ahmed, who I'm happy to see is working consistently on a variety of projects.

by Anonymousreply 20610/09/2018

[quote]I've only watched two episodes of The Night Of, and so far, I've been impressed by Riz Ahmed, who I'm happy to see is working consistently on a variety of projects.

Riz seems to get a lot of flack because he's very political and always mentions being Muslim, I just focus on his acting. I've been a fan since I saw him in "BRITZ" on BBCAmerica in 2007 , I also knew he was rapper back in the UK.

He's got two very different films out now, VENOM and The Sisters Brothers, which has been getting great reviews, from critics (well, the ones I do respect, I mostly don't listen to critics) and fans. For his next film, Sound of Metal, he dyed his hair blond and muscled up to play a rock drummer who suddenly goes deaf.

He's also working on a BBC series about three generations of a British Pakistani family, which he originally just going to write and direct, the producers then talked him into acting in it. He's also working on a modern version HAMLET for Netflix. He's a very busy actor.

by Anonymousreply 20710/09/2018

Where would the Chris Coy cruising scene have been happening in the city specifically?

by Anonymousreply 20810/09/2018

He said to the taxi driver “West and 11th,” meaning West Street and 11th Avenue.

by Anonymousreply 20910/09/2018

[quote]Where would the Chris Coy cruising scene have been happening in the city specifically?

Yes, West Street & 11th/12th Avenues definitely. Better know as 'The Piers'.

I wonder if they'll show him going to the Mineshaft!

by Anonymousreply 21010/09/2018

[quote]Why compare any HBO series? They're all different

People compare and rank TV shows against each other all the time. Especially so in a situation like this when they are both from David Simon.

Anyway, The Wire is David Simon's mangum opus. I think he is aware he will never do anything as special.

by Anonymousreply 21110/09/2018

[quote]People compare and rank TV shows against each other all the time. Especially so in a situation like this when they are both from David Simon. Anyway, The Wire is David Simon's mangum opus. I think he is aware he will never do anything as special.

Well, I don't, most people I know don't either. I don't see the point. It's not as if two or three series are being made from the same exact script but with different performers and directors etc, only then can anyone truly compare the end product.

by Anonymousreply 21210/09/2018

Well welcome to your first day on earth r212. Maybe you will notice the that every critic does their best shows of the year, and rankings of best shows of all time come out pretty commonly. You might have heard of websites like imdb, metacritic and rotten tomatoes that give nice little numbers for "how good" a show is.

Awards season is all about recognizing what is the "best" and comparing things against each other. It's a central concept of the whole business.

But anyway, this is silly to derail the discussion.

by Anonymousreply 21310/09/2018

[quote]Well welcome to your first day on earth [R212]. Maybe you will notice the that every critic does their best shows of the year, and rankings of best shows of all time come out pretty commonly. You might have heard of websites like imdb, metacritic and rotten tomatoes that give nice little numbers for "how good" a show is.Awards season is all about recognizing what is the "best" and comparing things against each other. It's a central concept of the whole business. But anyway, this is silly to derail the discussion.

I made a point upthread of saying, I DON'T CARE WHAT CRITICS HAVE TO SAY. If I enjoy a performer and their films and TV series seem interesting, I will watch them. I could give a flying fuck what most critics think, most are failed directors, writers etc.

Are you SERIOUS, can you walk with one foot in front of the other. Are you a millennial? Must you be spoon-fed EVERYTHING, including what TV shows and films are "the best"?! In fact, years ago, a very famous actress said that the Oscars, and other award shows, are ridiculous because the performers are all being nominated for different roles.

No wonder the world is going straight into the shitter, people like you cannot think for themselves! Who the hell seriously cares what critics think, ever hear of payola? You actually believe most of these critics truly enjoy everything they praise?! Who the hell reads polls about TV shows and films? Ridiculous.

Derail the thread?! LOOOOL, you must be new here, pretty much EVERY DL thread veers into something else. Grow up and get a mind of your own while you're at it.

by Anonymousreply 21410/09/2018

[quote] The amount of trash on the sidewalks seems a bit much, but it's hard to say for sure.

It was that bad, and in almost every large northeastern city. Seedy ruled the day.

by Anonymousreply 21510/09/2018

I'm not the poster you're addressing R214 but you just spoiled a perfectly good thread. Lighten up.

by Anonymousreply 21610/09/2018

[quote]I'm not the poster you're addressing [R214] but you just spoiled a perfectly good thread. Lighten up.

I spoiled nothing and you know it! The level of 'control-freak-ism' and the presence of so many school monitors at DL has become ridiculous, it shows how many neurotics post at DL.

So what, the topic veered off a bit, though, you should also address the poster who compared this series to The Wire.

Actually, I was addressing the people comparing The Deuce with other HBO shows, I didn't go too much off topic. The other person came in with their absurd argument about 'best' lists. Deal.

by Anonymousreply 21710/09/2018

Can the freak who is ruining this thread politely excuse herself? Get out.

I thought this was the strongest episode of the season and we’re really seeing some storylines start to gel. CC’s increasing redundancy is not going to end well for with Lori or Ashley (most likely the former). Love the reveal that Big Mike has a trans side-piece. And he fucked her really hard! I will admit to popping a little wood and watching that scene a few times. I was surprised that they got out of that robbery so cleanly. I’m interested to see where that goes. I don’t think Frankie understands his role as a producer at all. He’s already offering buy-ins to every Tom, Dick, and Harry he runs into.

by Anonymousreply 21810/10/2018

Who is Big Mike? Why don't I remember who he is?

by Anonymousreply 21910/10/2018

Listen to the blowhard @R218. She's Siskel and Ebert rolled into one.

Who cares if you popped wood.

Stop GOING OFF TOPIC fuckface!

by Anonymousreply 22010/10/2018

R216 and R218 each wrote one line about the annoying poster at R217, and he/she gets all offended and does a "Lindsay Graham" and writes long posts about how upset it is? Man, you're annoying.

by Anonymousreply 22110/10/2018

Maggie Gyllenhaal: ‘The Deuce’ Should Not Be Shut Down Over James Franco Misconduct Allegations

by Anonymousreply 22210/10/2018

The Deuce, a TV show that empowers sex work and the porn industry, has done nothing about the allegations James Franco. @jdry on why Franco's continued involvement has ruined the show

by Anonymousreply 22310/10/2018

At this point James Franco's characters aren't that interesting, they could write him out

by Anonymousreply 22410/11/2018

[quote]The Deuce, a TV show that empowers sex work and the porn industry, has done nothing about the allegations James Franco. @jdry on why Franco's continued involvement has ruined the show

Hardly. When was the last time anyone heard or read about those allegations?

by Anonymousreply 22510/11/2018

The show's great, really enjoying it. And I love watching him.

by Anonymousreply 22610/11/2018

Gyllenhaal said. “We spoke to every woman on the crew and in the cast to find out if they felt respected and what their experience of working with James was and everyone said that they had been totally respected by him.”

by Anonymousreply 22710/11/2018

Gyllenhaal often comes off as a ninny. That little girl voice sure doesn’t help.

by Anonymousreply 22810/11/2018

"At this point "Franco's characters aren't that interesting, they could write him out"

Many watching don't realize...The Deuce is based on real events and real people. Franco's twins are inevitably the most crucial.

by Anonymousreply 22910/11/2018

Maggie Gyllenhaal said something similar to Terry Gross. That she felt the set of the Deuce is safe and they have checks in place to make sure actors are alright.

by Anonymousreply 23010/11/2018

James Franco's characters may have been necessary in the beginning but not now. The supporting actors are pretty good and can probably carry the whole show. One of the twins Franco plays is very obnoxious and irresponsible, the other twin is supposedly the stable one and richer. Both of his characters are one-dimensional and uninteresting. If they cut him out, the show would go on.

by Anonymousreply 23110/11/2018

I actually enjoy the irresponsible one (Frankie) more than Vincent. I found the scene between him and Candy actually really fun and well-written. But I would agree that both of the twins seem rather unnecessary this season. It really seems like their characters have been sidelined in the writing (perhaps purposely so given Franco’s various #MeToo issues).

by Anonymousreply 23210/11/2018

[quote][R216] and [R218] each wrote one line about the annoying poster at [R217], and he/she gets all offended and does a "Lindsay Graham" and writes long posts about how upset it is? Man, you're annoying.

At this point, DL should change it's name to CONTROL FREAK CENTRAL hosted by Hall Monitor.

I guess ignoring and not responding to posts which bother you cannot be done for some strange reason? This obvious concept seems to be lost on so many newbie DL posters.

What a bunch of annoying whiny little douchebags. Do you all need to have your hands held too?

by Anonymousreply 23310/11/2018

Franco’s also directed two episodes this season. He’s hardly been sidelined.

by Anonymousreply 23410/11/2018

Man that one poster who has been having a temper tantrum all over this thread has more issues than Natural Geographic. Get help, maybe take a walk outside.

by Anonymousreply 23510/11/2018

R235 = Archie Bunker

by Anonymousreply 23610/11/2018

R224 and others "At this point James Franco's characters aren't that interesting, they could write him out".

From the beginning, David Simon had the entire series mapped out, and estimated how many episodes it would take to tell the full story - (which will be spread out over three seasons). Franco's twin brothers are tantamount to the entire story. Their screen time might be limited for the time being, but they are mostly prominent to the very end.

I suspect if the show were to suddenly become a huge hit, Simon could add one or additional seasons, but he's pretty firm on all that is now set to happen. So to suddenly dismiss Franco would throw the entire series off.

by Anonymousreply 23710/11/2018

I love The Wire, I don't mind James Franco at all, I have always admired Maggie G....but there is something missing in this show. I do indeed like it very much, but there's a phoniness to it I can't quite put my finger on. The Wire was so authentic. Maggie seems miscast in this; I just see her acting, I don't see a character, as opposed to a lot of the supporting cast, especially Emily Meade as Lori. Franco also sticks out to me as James Franco in a wig, not a character.

by Anonymousreply 23810/12/2018

^I've never watched "The Wire" though I have access to it. Why is it such a good piece of original HBO programming?

by Anonymousreply 23910/12/2018

Franco and that girl who plays his girlfriend are both wearing wigs and it's so obviously bad. Why couldn't she cut her hair?

by Anonymousreply 24010/12/2018

Because that's the look that was popular in the 1970's. Nobody looked that great.

by Anonymousreply 24110/12/2018

When I watch a show or movie and the actors' wigs are obvious, there is a problem. I am talking specifically about Abby and the gay guy.

by Anonymousreply 24210/12/2018

People’s hair was so bad back then that they, in fact, DID look like they were wearing wigs.

by Anonymousreply 24310/12/2018

[quote]I do indeed like it very much, but there's a phoniness to it I can't quite put my finger on.

I know what you're saying. I think one of problem with this series, it seems they are trying to make it appear as if being in porn was/is a normal work trajectory. Porn will never be normalized. It will always be considered the worst possible job choice. Most people in porn do have mental issues.

Porn will always be associated with young people being exploited by sleaze bags and pervs. No one goes into any city in the world and decides, I'm going to be a street hooker or make porn films, because they are such positive choices.

This series is making it appear as if Candy is now some type of underground film auteur. The series isn't very realistic, especially in the sense that all these people in the porn and prostitution world were dealing with some very dark and scary scenes. Sure, we got to see the mafia dude shoot that guy, but most of what's going on is sugar coated.

by Anonymousreply 24410/12/2018

Highly recommend watching Maggie G. in The Kindergarten Teacher on Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 24510/13/2018

[quote] I know what you're saying. I think one of problem with this series, it seems they are trying to make it appear as if being in porn was/is a normal work trajectory. Porn will never be normalized. It will always be considered the worst possible job choice. Most people in porn do have mental issues.

Well said. The show does seem too "nice" if you can believe it.

by Anonymousreply 24610/13/2018

The actress playing Red Riding Hood, CC's main chick, looks a bit like Debbie Harry, especially her pouty lips.

Too bad VINYL was an epic failure, the subject matter was great, the 1970s downtown NYC music scene, which was amazing. So much was going on; MAX's, The Mercer Arts Center, AREA and so many other great clubs.

This actress could have played Debbie.

by Anonymousreply 24710/14/2018

I wish Lori would get on the next flight to LA before CC kills her.

by Anonymousreply 24810/14/2018

Who were guys fucking at the bathhouse?

by Anonymousreply 24910/14/2018

The cum on Candy’s face, the beating she took, too nice? No way.

by Anonymousreply 25010/14/2018

They should've dubbed the person who played Sarah Vaughan with an actual real recording rather than have the actress sing that tune herself. She had the look down, but sounded like an intoxicated Sarah with a cold.

by Anonymousreply 25110/14/2018

AV Club loved it.

by Anonymousreply 25210/14/2018

HBO Renews 'The Deuce' for Third and Final Season

by Anonymousreply 253Last Monday at 1:28 AM

With Season 2, HBO’s The Deuce Is a Show in Transition—And That’s a Good Thing

by Anonymousreply 254Last Monday at 1:28 AM

No mention of the guy from the mayor's office being on the down low? Loved the baths scene, although have no idea if it was authentic.

by Anonymousreply 255Last Tuesday at 3:43 AM

r248 I wonder if CC will end up taking his frustrations about Lori out on Dorothy/Ashley, his girl who got away and is now trying the help the prostitutes. Whenever she is with CC I get a bad feeling and it seems like she is still drawn to him.

by Anonymousreply 256Last Tuesday at 3:57 AM

Paul and the mayor assistant at the baths, when AIDS hits it is going to take out some of the cast.

by Anonymousreply 257Last Tuesday at 3:58 AM

Someone on the crew told me that three girls who worked in Season 1 as extras in the bar scenes were specifically Must-Hires by Franco to give him blowjobs in his trailer between camera set-ups.

by Anonymousreply 258Last Tuesday at 7:23 AM

^^True or not, we all on DL know the irony is...if Franco were gay, there'd be a line-up of men willing to do it for free.

by Anonymousreply 259Last Tuesday at 8:43 AM

R255, what about that scene wouldn’t have been authentic? Have you never been inside of a bathhouse?

Is that mayor’s assistant going to reappear in the next season? He seemed to get a lot of screentime this episode. We also saw his family and his house.

by Anonymousreply 260Last Wednesday at 8:35 AM

Did we r260?

by Anonymousreply 261Last Wednesday at 10:38 AM

Yes, R261. His son was reciting U.S. presidents at the breakfast table.

by Anonymousreply 262Last Wednesday at 10:46 AM

Holy crap you are right r263, my mind is going lol and I am only 54.......which also means I can tell some of the other posters the sex club / pier sex scenes were 100% spot-on.

by Anonymousreply 263Last Wednesday at 10:49 AM
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