James Franco is the type of actor who usually says little, and let’s his acting do the talking. The 39-year-old actor has been the star of a number of stoner movies, and even played a baddie in Spiderman, but you’re going to get to see a whole new Franco in the upcoming HBO series, The Deuce. The storyline is based on the porn industry during the ’70s and ’80s, an era that saw prostitution move from the streets onto screens.
The actor recently sat down with Out magazine, talking about his latest venture. Not only is he a director on The Deuce, but he also plays double roles. Only a man like James Franco can be this talented.
“What our show really tracks is how as streetwalkers the women needed pimps for protection, and were very dependent on them, and how that moved indoors, into the massage parlors, and the pimps started to become obsolete because the women didn’t need the same kind of protection because they weren’t outside anymore.”
Franco continued, “Then post-Deep Throat, you got people moving to New York and then eventually Los Angeles and the Valley to be actors in porn without the intermediate step of prostitution. That was the second generation of people performing in porn – or, as you charmingly say, ‘posing’ for porn.”
HBO’s The Deuce will premiere on September 10.
Here is the trailer for The Deuce –