XIXAX Film Forum


The Deuce

wilder · 10 · 1414

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

wilder

  • Moderator
  • *****
    • Posts: 3929
on: May 31, 2017, 06:10:09 PM


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.


Created by David Simon (The Wire)
Premieres September 10, 2017 on HBO


Robyn

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
    • Posts: 1389
Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 03:10:00 PM
So? (I haven't watched it yet)


Drenk

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
    • Posts: 1599
Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 05:54:27 PM
I have nothing clever to say about it. It was well directed. The seventies come back to life on screen. It also bored me.
I'm so many people.


polkablues

  • Child of Myth
  • Admin
  • *****
    • Posts: 7495
Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 10:58:21 PM
Sounds like everything David Simon has done post-Wire. "It's really good. Just wish I liked it."
That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.


RegularKarate

  • Admin
  • *****
    • Posts: 6058
    • http://www.livejournal.com/users/regularkarate/
Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 02:40:05 PM
It's just one episode in, but I liked the pilot.
There are moments that definitely feel like the Wire, but I thought the Wire was boring the first couple of episodes.


WorldForgot

  • The Ultimate Boon
  • ***
    • Posts: 528
  • 'change your hair, change your life'
    • portfolio ~
Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 03:17:25 PM
Really enjoyed the Maggie Gyllenhaal bits. Gonna stick with it, because David Simon likes to take his time and two James Francoz is quite generous.


RegularKarate

  • Admin
  • *****
    • Posts: 6058
    • http://www.livejournal.com/users/regularkarate/
Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 12:39:21 PM
Anyone else stick around for this? I really like it.
It really should have been someone not James Franco, but I get that they probably needed a big name to get the budget.
It's worth watching for it's recreation of the scuzzy 70s alone, but it's also finally all coming together in a way similar to the Wire.


jonas

  • The Vision Quest
  • **
    • Posts: 135
Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 01:31:25 PM
David Simon & George Pelecanos Outline Three Season Plan For THE DEUCE

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/10/19/david-simon-george-pelecanos-outline-three-season-plan-for-the-deuce

 :yabbse-grin:
"Mein Führer, I can walk!" - Dr. Strangelove


wilberfan

  • The Return Threshold
  • ****
    • Posts: 868
Reply #8 on: October 28, 2019, 11:58:20 PM
For some reason, I found this series less engaging than I thought it would be over the last couple of seasons--but I felt ALL of the finale tonight. 

Spoiler: ShowHide
I don't think the Franco-in-old-age-makeup completely worked, but I felt his complex nostalgia completely.   I kept pausing the playback because I didn't want it to end. 
"Trying to fit in since 2017."


Drenk

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
    • Posts: 1599
Reply #9 on: October 29, 2019, 03:38:01 AM
There's something with Simon shows that particularly bore me. Season 4 of The Wire is great and season 3 is very good, but despite all of the intelligence I find most of the show tiresome. I tried Treme. Twice. I didn't watch beyond the pilot of The Deuce. (Franco doesn't help.)
I'm so many people.