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Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Candy, a prostitute who hopes to get out of the trade by learning to make porn films, on the HBO series The Deuce. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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'Deuce' Creators Capture The Birth Of America's Billion-Dollar Porn Industry

David Simon and George Pelecanos' new show depicts the growth of porn from illegal enterprise to full-fledged industry. Since then, Simon says, "the 'pornographication' of America has been profound."

Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Candy, a prostitute who hopes to get out of the trade by learning to make porn films, on the HBO series The Deuce. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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'Deuce' Creators Capture The Birth Of America's Billion-Dollar Porn Industry

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Apache Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band
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