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Watch: Exclusive Clip Featuring Michelle MacLaren on Directing The Deuce

MacLaren elaborates on her decision to rhyme a character’s slow walk down a corridor with a scene from the show’s first episode.

Watch: Exclusive Clip Featuring Michelle MacLaren on Directing The Deuce
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In his recap of the season finale of The Deuce’s first season, Slant’s Michael Haigis wrote about how unwitting transformation was on display throughout the episode, and how “a character montage at the episode’s conclusion reveals a series of fates mostly crafted by outside influence.” In the exclusive clip below, director Michelle MacLaren elaborates on her decision to rhyme a character’s slow walk down a corridor with a scene from the show’s first episode. It’s a correlation that artfully speaks to the show’s obsession with the nature of gender politics in the early 1970s in New York City’s Times Square, during which time the porn industry was beginning its climb to legitimacy, as well as cultural permanence and billion-dollar profitability.

The Deuce, created by David Simon and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, is available for digital download today and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on February 13, 2018.

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