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Overrated/Underrated: James Franco is weirdly perfect in 'The Deuce,' and '2 Dope Queens' rules

Overrated/Underrated: James Franco is weirdly perfect in 'The Deuce,' and '2 Dope Queens' rules

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James Franco in “The Deuce”: Full of the rich dialogue expected from two minds behind “The Wire,” this series from David Simon and George Pelecanos vividly captures the sleazy stories of 1971 Times Square and the rise of porn. But for all the delicate dynamics and strong performances, the show lands directly in Franco’s wheelhouse as he plays two mustache-bearing twins on the lower roads of the city. Clad in classic hustler-chic, Franco handles both roles with subtlety and a familiar hint of sly amusement, especially catching his reflection in the mirror while acting opposite himself.

“2 Dope Queens”: Based in New York City, this...

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