The Deuce

Trace the beginnings of the billion-dollar pornography industry from its start in 1970s Times Square, in the gritty drama from creators George Pelecanos and David Simon (The Wire).

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“Moving, brutal and informed with human mystery — whose every chapter only whets the appetite for more. ... A smashing work all around.”

— The Wall Street Journal


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Check out the videos, interviews and event coverage below for a deeper look at The Deuce, then head to the season and episode pages for more.

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INSIDE SEASON 1
The Business of Sex

George Pelecanos, Maggie Gyllenhaal and more explain the drama's setting, and the dynamics that made sex-work a lucrative industry.

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INSIDE SEASON 2
The Height of Porn

“Performers began to be known by their names.” The cast and crew describe the political and social catalysts that fueled the 1977-1978 porn boom in America.

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Inside Season 3
Setting the Scene: 1985

Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Franco and the series creators talk about the stories and themes in The Deuce’s final season.

Take a Look Back

Check out these timelines to see what happened in culture and politics between seasons.

1972 - 1977

See some of the major cultural moments that occurred after the release of Deep Throat.

1978 - 1984

From Three Mile Island to the MTV Music Video Awards, see what happened between Seasons 2 and 3.

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