"The Wire" creator David Simon is really getting into porn

The Wire creator David Simon is really getting into porn these days, but it’s not what you think.

"The Wire" creator David Simon is really getting into porn

Simon, shown here squinting at a computer screen

The journalist and television writer is working on a new series with HBO — about the porn industry in the 1970s and 80s. The series’ working title is The Deuce. (As in Bigalow? I don’t get it.)

Simon almost turned the project down, fearing the subject matter was too dark. This, from the man who wrote Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets (which he adapted into the TV show).

A little light reading

A little light reading

Simon hastens to note that he is not making a porno, per se, saying “You don’t want to make porn to critique porn…” Still, one could imagine his brand of gritty realism adding a lot to the genre.

The Deuce is still in development. No air date has been announced.

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  • “The Deuce” was 42nd Street between 7th & 8th – the place where all the porn theaters were. Forty-Deuce.

    • Cindi Brown

      Got it. 🙂

  • AntiDerpomeme

    Interdasting. I’d watch that.