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Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as a sex worker who gets off the streets by becoming an actress in — and then a director of — porn films in HBO's The Deuce. She's also a producer on the series. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Takes On The Power Imbalance Of Sex Work In 'The Deuce'

When the creators of HBO's The Deuce approached Gyllenhaal about starring as a sex worker on the show, she accepted the role — but only if she could produce as well as act.

Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as a sex worker who gets off the streets by becoming an actress in — and then a director of — porn films in HBO's The Deuce. She's also a producer on the series. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Takes On The Power Imbalance Of Sex Work In 'The Deuce'

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