James Franco Talks Recreating New York in the ’70s -The Deuce (2017)

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James Franco discusses recreating Times Square in the 1970s for his new role as star and director of The Deuce. Watch a special advance premiere of The Deuce, now streaming on HBO. Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry.