'The Deuce' Review: Finding the Sun in Dark Times

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'The Deuce' Review: Finding the Sun in Dark Times

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‘The Deuce” (by David Simon and George Pelecanos) is, it’s clear from the outset, a spectacularly appealing enterprise—no small achievement considering its subject matter, which could easily have rendered it repellent. Here, packed into season one’s eight episodes, is the grimy saga of prostitution and porn in the Times Square of the early ’70s, a tale that follows the pimps, the prostitutes and the police who inhabit this universe awash in neon and trash. It is a world that is also beginning to see the sex trade as it’s transformed into an ever-bigger business. The force propelling all of it is the drama of daily…

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