In ‘The Deuce,’ David Simon follows the money of the porn industry

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Writer-producer David Simon has a long history with HBO. He created Treme, Show Me a Hero, and the immortal series The Wire. Now he’s back with a new drama The Deuce. The show focuses on the rise of the pornography industry in early 1970’s Manhattan. Given the subject matter, it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of sex, but Simon didn’t want those scenes to be sexy. He tells us about walking the tricky line of making a show about porn, that’s not porn.

Photo: Writer-producer David Simon. Courtesy of HBO.

Credits

Host:
Kim Masters

Producer:
Kaitlin Parker