On The Deuce Season 2 Episode 1 – “Our Raison d’Etre”, Vincent becomes the proprietor of a new mob-backed disco, Club 366; Frankie “borrows” money from Show Land to pay off his debts; Candy plans to make more artful, ambitious adult films; Paul looks to sever mob ties from his current bar. You can watch the full episode below.
About the show:
Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who also collaborated on HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme,” the semifictional drama series “The Deuce” tells of the germination of the sex-trade industry in the heart of New York’s Times Square. It’s the early 1970s, and the porn business begins a shift from organized crime-backed parlors to a legitimate, culturally accepted enterprise. A cast of barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police and nightlife seekers centers around twins Vincent and Frankie Martino (James Franco, in a dual role), who navigate the sex business after meeting well-connected mobster Rudy Pipilo. Their storyline, among others, merges with that of prostitute Candy, whose ambition and intelligence lead her to a more prominent role in the industry.