James Franco is gearing up for the debut of his new HBO series The Deuce, in which he plays twins. His two characters get involved in producing straight porn in the 1970s, and the show follows a somewhat fictional account of the creation of the first XXX mega-hit, Deep Throat.
HBO explained the show's premise this way:
Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon (The Wire) and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, 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. George Pelecanos, David Simon, James Franco and Nina K. Noble executive produce.
The first season will be eight inches, er, episodes long. It will premiere on HBO on September 10.