Bar proprietor James Franco has some pimp in him in a new clip from episode 2 of HBO’s The Deuce season 1. Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon (The Wire), The Deuce tracks the story of how the porn industry rose in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the 1980s via the experiences of various hard-edged characters, some of whom would wind up as pioneers of the American sex entertainment industry.

Last week’s The Deuce series premiere introduced audiences to the various denizens of seedy early-’70s New York, as depicted by Simon and Pelecanos. Franco plays the dual roles of Frankie and Vince Martino, twin brothers working both sides of the river. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Candy, a wig-wearing prostitute working the streets without a pimp.

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HBO has released a clip previewing The Deuce episode 2, featuring Franco’s Vince in conversation with Candy and ...

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