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The Deuce

  1. close reads
    The Deuce’s Final Scene Leaves So Much Unsaid. That’s Why It Works.Every idea the show explored is percolating beneath that flash-forward, in which an old man confronts his past while surrounded by the future.
  2. tv review
    The Deuce Shows Its True Self in Its Final SeasonThe third and final season’s jump to the VHS era sets the stage for a reckoning with the endless churn of American economic history.
  3. trailer mix
    The Deuce Season 3 Trailer Introduces Breakthrough Technology: The VHS TapeThe OG pivot to video.
  4. endings happy or otherwise
    HBO’s The Deuce to Finish With Third Season This SeptemberHope you’re up for one more round.
  5. chat room
    Maggie Gyllenhaal on The Deuce, Sex Work, and Falling in Love With Fleabag“I’ve gotten into trouble with sex workers online for saying this, but my fantasy of that life is that it’s got to be numbing.”
  6. the deuce
    The Deuce’s Gary Carr Got to Keep His Pimp Costume“I don’t know that I’ll ever wear any of it.”
  7. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: Moments of BeingLori makes a decision about her career that has ripple effects.
  8. it’s not tv it’s…
    Every HBO Sex Scene Will Now Have Required ‘Intimacy’ SupervisionIt started with The Deuce.
  9. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: Breaking the ChainVincent considers a different sort of life while Officer Flanagan makes some awful choices.
  10. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: The Beasts Run WildCandy experiences some of the highs and lows of guerrilla filmmaking as her film directorial career kicks into gear.
  11. in conversation
    Maggie Gyllenhaal on The Kindergarten Teacher and Storytelling Through Sex“I’m not interested in showing the wish of what it looks like to be human. I’m interested in showing what it actually looks like.”
  12. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: It All Belongs to HimRebellion and discontent ripples through the female characters throughout the show, while Abby confronts the moral compromises of her arrangement.
  13. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: Who Lights the Match?An unexpected death leads to some reflection on who’s to blame.
  14. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: Proud of Our PerversionsLori goes to L.A. as C.C. starts to realize his control won’t last forever.
  15. end of the road
    The Deuce Will Get a Third and Final SeasonWe’re going to the ’80s.
  16. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: The Protection They DeserveCandy gets ambitious and Lori starts to imagine a life without C.C. in an episode focusing the series’ women.
  17. theme songs
    Why The Deuce Got a New Theme SongElvis Costello’s “This Year’s Girl” is a perfect fit for the HBO show.
  18. overnights
    The Deuce Season Premiere Recap: Bound for GloryThe second-season premiere catches up with our cast of characters in the changing New York of 1977.
  19. tv review
    The Deuce Season Two Takes a Big Leap ForwardThe HBO drama jumps ahead to an era of glitter balls, platform shoes, cocaine, and the open sale of sex.
  20. sex scenes
    Maggie Gyllenhaal Fought David Simon for That Masturbation Scene in The Deuce“The second I got to set, I was like, ‘Where is the orgasm?’”
  21. vulture festival 2018
    Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Getting Tired Of The Sex Scenes In The DeuceCandy’s frustration with her line of work is very real for Gyllenhaal.
  22. tv
    James Franco Will Return for The Deuce’s Second SeasonThe actor was accused of sexual misconduct by five women following his Golden Globes win.
  23. james franco
    David Simon Says HBO Hasn’t Gotten Any Complaints About James FrancoFranco stars in and executive produces The Deuce.
  24. The 10 Best TV Shows of 2017Matt Zoller Seitz chooses his favorite TV shows of the year.
  25. overnights
    The Deuce Season Finale Recap: Too Many TeardropsWith the sex trade gone mainstream, who benefits and who suffers?
  26. The Deuce Is a Hard Show to Watch, But It’s Also Hard to Look AwayOnly the show’s mix of compassion and bleak humor prevents it from being a total bummer.
  27. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: A Changed WorldIt’s spring of 1972 and the tide has officially turned.
  28. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: Ain’t in the Holiday SpiritWinter has finally arrived in New York City.
  29. The Deuce Director On How Men Often Direct Sex Scenes Differently Than Women“In an early rehearsal, it felt too voyeuristic.”
  30. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: Community Standards“What Kind of Bad?” paints the pimps at their worst.
  31. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: You Like Movies?Maggie Gyllenhaal gives one of her best performances here.
  32. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: Playing the Long GameThe opening of the Hi-Hat finally brings together this show’s loose collection of characters.
  33. close reads
    This Is the Scene When The Deuce Finally Becomes ItselfIt’s the first moment the show really relaxes into itself.
  34. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: Ain’t In Duluth No More“Show and Prove” digs into the complexity of Time Square’s pimps and prostitutes.
  35. vulture lists
    All the Ways The Deuce Will Remind You of The WireIt’s more like The Wire than any TV show made in the last decade.
  36. overnights
    The Deuce Series-Premiere Recap: If There’s a Hell BelowGeorge Pelecanos and David Simon’s new show is a high-wire balancing act.
  37. chat room
    James Franco on The Deuce and Why He’s Drawn to Projects About Sex Work“The numbers of people that watch pornography are huge, but we try to keep it in the shadows.”
  38. tv review
    The Deuce Offers a Look at the ’70s That’s Entirely Void of Glowing NostalgiaDavid Simon’s new HBO series about the porn industry around Times Square revisits an era of sex and crime that we’re too quick to glamorize.
  39. What’s New on HBO: September 2017Hidden Figures, The Deuce, La La Land, and much more.
  40. trailer mix
    HBO’s The Deuce Trailer: You Get Two James Francos for the Price of OneLook at those porn-taches!
  41. fall preview 2017
    Maggie Gyllenhaal Tests Her Comfort Zone With The Deuce For the actress, taking a role on David Simon’s new HBO series was a trust exercise, in more ways than one.
  42. fall preview 2017
    11 TV Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch This FallFrom Stranger Things to Curb Your Enthusiasm.
  43. The Deuce Trailer: Two James Francos for the Price of One David Simon ShowThe Wire creator’s new HBO show debuts September 10.
  44. on set photos
    Gaze at the Cars From David Simon’s New PilotMove over, Starsky & Hutch.
  45. the industry
    Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins David Simon’s Porn DramaShe’ll play a prostitute named Candy.
  46. hbo
    James Franco to Star in David Simon’s Porn DramaMichelle MacLaren will direct.
  47. the industry
    Potentially Coming Soon: A David Simon Show About Times Square Porn in the 1970sMmmm, oh yeah.