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The Deuce Season 2


AVAILABLE NOW!

3 DISCS

TV-MR

AMAZON

Featuring an acclaimed ensemble cast led by James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and executive produced by David Simon, George Pelecanos, Nina K. Noble and Franco, Season 2 of The Deuce finds its protagonists living at the apex of the Golden Age of Porn: when the dream of a mainstream X-rated film business is a credible reality, and the free-for-all sex trade of Times Square is at its gaudy, unrestrained height. Picking up in late 1977 (five years after S1), the Deuce’s backroom massage parlors and SRO hotels have exploded into sprawling sex emporiums featuring nude girls, live sex shows and peep booths for every imaginable fetish. The NY Mafia’s grip on the porn business is beginning to slip as talent migrates to the West Coast – but for now, the city is flush with movies, music and art as the drug-fueled party rages around the clock. Season 2 of The Deuce captures the disco era in all its excesses before developers, crack cocaine, AIDS and videotapes conspire to end the debauched glory of Times Square.


My review for Season 1

REVIEW:
So after being surprised by even liking last season. I decided to give the second a shot.
While I may not appreciate the sex industry or it being the star of the show, I do appreciate Maggie Gyllenhaal's character. She is so empowering, given she is a female in the 70's on her own making it in that industry. That had to have been tough when women had pimps. Plus she made her own porn films. Like, totally unheard of, and again, slightly empowering.
I have to admit, I am getting caught up in all of the story. From the mob, the cops, to the pimps and girls, to the porn industry, I am actually enamored by it all now. Especially how it is all connected. 
The acting is out of this world too! Maggie Gyllenhaal is someone who should be recognized as an outstanding thespian. When you see her playing Candy, you quickly realize what amazing acting comes into this woman to be able to put out this particular character. No joke! Franco is pretty good too. He plays two parts and they are quite different guys although twins. Even Method Man blows me away in this! 
I liked the ending in this one too. Brought some stuff together and made me wonder if there would be more since it seemed so final...
Just watch and you will see!!


4/5




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