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A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.

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The Deuce: All You'll Be Eating is Cannibals  Season 2, Episode 5

Candy taps an unlikely co-producer. Bobby is on the wrong end of a raid. Big Mike cashes in on a hit. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Oct 9 at 3:58 PM - 2 comments

The Deuce: What Big Ideas  Season 2, Episode 4

Ashley and Abby track down the identity of a young sex worker killed in a fire, collateral damage in the escalating mob war over the parlors. Vincent witnesses the brutal side of Rudy's operation. Alston educates the mayor's guy on why the raids he's planning won't turn up anything. Candy continues building on her Little Red Riding Hood vision. Larry makes his first moves into movies.
posted by dnash on Oct 2 at 9:41 AM - 5 comments

The Deuce: Seven-Fifty  Season 2, Episode 3

Lori envisions a sunny future in LA after attending the AFAA Erotica Awards with Harvey and Candy, who's looking to connect with west-coast producers who are willing to turn her fairy tale into reality. Paul and Kenneth approach Vincent about a loan for a new nightclub, free from mob ties. Goldman visits Alston's precinct to share the mayor's vision for cleaning up the Deuce. Frankie wins a hand of poker, but risks losing his job. Back in NYC, Ashley pushes her reform agenda on Abby, while trying to avoid C.C. Larry Brown and Darlene learn a bitter lesson about supply and demand. Rudy sends a message to his rivals, but invites retaliation.
posted by rhizome on Sep 25 at 6:49 PM - 3 comments

The Deuce: There's an Art to This  Season 2, Episode 2

Confronted with the changing realities of prostitution and porn, C.C. doubles down on his assets, while fellow pimp Larry Brown eyes a new opportunity. Growing creatively frustrated, Candy turns to Genevieve Furie, a onetime porn director who's graduated to slasher films, for filmmaking advice. After a customer is mugged outside his bar, Paul is approached by Matty the Horse, a rival of Rudy's, who promises Paul the mob protection he deserves. Following a nostalgic road trip to Coney Island with Vincent, Abby attends a street outreach meeting downtown and recognizes a familiar face from Times Square.
posted by rhizome on Sep 25 at 6:48 PM - 0 comments

The Deuce: Our Raison d'Etre  Season 2, Episode 1

Times Square, 1977. After his early successes managing the Hi-Hat and French Parlor, Vincent is now proprietor of a new mob-backed disco, The 366, while his girlfriend Abby has brought the nascent punk-rock culture into the Hi-Hat. Vincent's twin brother, Frankie, remains a problem, "borrowing" money from Show Land, the sex emporium he manages, to pay off his debts. Candy, now a "triple threat" as a porn actress, producer and director, is looking to make more artful, ambitious adult films, over the objections of her collaborator, Harvey. C.C. pulls a con on Bernie Wolf, the director of a porn film starring Lori, to get her more money. Hoping to launch a more upscale gay nightclub, Paul looks to sever mob ties from his current bar. Alston, now a homicide detective, is approached by Gene Goldman, a civil servant appointed by Mayor Koch to clean up Times Square.
posted by rhizome on Sep 25 at 6:47 PM - 1 comment

The Deuce: My Name Is Ruby  Season 1, Episode 8

Vincent balks at getting in deeper with Rudy, as expansion fever hits Frankie and Bobby. Candy gets a taste of directing, and enjoys the red-carpet perks of a major premiere. Alston finds himself in limbo at his precinct. Abby changes up the Hi-Hat's clientele; Sandra faces editorial and legal hurdles; Barbara and Thunderthighs connect with the wrong sort of clients; Vincent settles a score. C.C. encourages Ace, a onetime pimp, to get back in the game.
posted by rhizome on Oct 30, 2017 at 4:13 PM - 9 comments

The Deuce: Au Reservoir  Season 1, Episode 7

The Deuce's pimps face obsolescence; Candy eyes a higher profile; Vincent confronts Abby's past. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Oct 22, 2017 at 11:25 PM - 20 comments

The Deuce: Why Me?  Season 1, Episode 6

An end-of-the-year crackdown by police in and around The Deuce sparks Vincent and Bobby. Candy tries to persuade Harvey, her adult-film director, that she can do more than act. Rudy witnesses a pivotal lower-court ruling on obscenity, and enlists Frankie and Big Mike to protect his interests in the peeps. Alston tries to convince Sandra that he's not just a "source."
posted by rhizome on Oct 15, 2017 at 9:47 PM - 4 comments

The Deuce: What Kind of Bad?  Season 1, Episode 5

Both Candy and Paul push forward into their futures in spite of setbacks. Darlene takes a vacation and comes back with a friend. Sandra starts pursuing her connections, Vincent demurs on the cathouse, college life bores Abby, and Bobby is at a crossroads.
posted by rhizome on Oct 10, 2017 at 9:29 AM - 7 comments

The Deuce: I See Money  Season 1, Episode 4

Vincent and the mob continue getting complicated with each other, Candy has a variety of client experiences and considers other options, Paul gets a bit more involved, and so does Sandra. Larry's still a dick.
posted by rhizome on Oct 8, 2017 at 8:43 PM - 4 comments

The Deuce: The Principle Is All  Season 1, Episode 3

Vincent is blindsided by an unexpected partner after putting the finishing touches on his new bar, causing Frankie to blow a gasket. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Sep 28, 2017 at 9:12 AM - 5 comments

The Deuce: Show and Prove  Season 1, Episode 2

The ladies of the Deuce enjoy lobster sauce, Candy falls in love with the silver screen, C.C. proves that pimping ain't easy, and Vincent gets an offer that he can't refuse.
posted by uncleozzy on Sep 26, 2017 at 10:58 AM - 16 comments

The Deuce: Pilot  Season 1, Episode 1

Twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino--one a double-shifting bartender with two kids and a wayward wife in Brooklyn, the second an insouciant gambler with piling mob debts--navigate their way through the rough-and-tumble world of 1971 Times Square. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Sep 11, 2017 at 8:27 AM - 7 comments