James Franco spotted on the set of “The Deuce” in Manhattan’s Times Square area in New York City. “The Deuce” is an upcoming drama for HBO about the porn industry in the 1970s, produced by David Simon of “The Wire” and “Treme.” The series, “set in the Times Square demimonde of the 1970s and 1980s, explores the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York, looking into the rough-and-tumble world of midtown Manhattan until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market all ended the bawdy turbulence. The project is partly inspired by the career of twin brothers who were players in the Times Square world and became fronts for mob control of the volatile and lucrative sex industry.”
Say what you will about James Franco, he was clearly made to wear sleazy ’70s clothes. Not that he looks good in them necessarily, just that he looks right in them. In other words, as an actor, it’s a perfect look for him, but as a person in 2015, we wouldn’t recommend him trying this look as a style choice.
Contrast this with Bobby Cannavale, who manages to make a basic Saturday Night Fever suit look kind of hot in 2015. Cannavale looks like he smells like too much cologne but Franco just looks like he smells.
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