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.”

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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.



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.



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.


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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