David Simon’s New HBO Show Is About Porn, Not Baltimore

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David SimonDavid Simon has produced a number of shows and miniseries for HBO since The Wire made critics swoon a decade ago — but none of them have been set in Simon’s beloved Baltimore.

The newest partnership between the cantankerous writer and the premium cable series is The Deuce, a show set in the porn industry of the 1970s. (“The Deuce” was the nickname for the porn-y block of Times Square, before it got all cleaned up an commercialized.) And it stars James Franco. If Simon’s track record is any indication, this isn’t going to be a fun, Boogie Nights-ish romp; rather, the show will explore the dark side of the porn industry, including drug addiction, HIV, and maybe even some Mob influence. Sounds like fun!

The good news is: Franco will be playing twins.



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