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HBO‘s October slate sets the table for a spooky month full of Halloween-appropriate horror, sure, but we’re really amped up for season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David’s somehow-underappreciated, laugh-riot series. We’re still in on The Deuce, too, despite the whole two James Francos thing, and we’ll be following closely through the end of season 1. And the feature documentary about Steven Spielberg? We’re all the way in.
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New on HBO in October 2017: Editor’s pick
In ‘70s-era New York City, pornography and prostitution loomed large in the center of America’s commercial hub: Times Square. Pimps and sex workers roamed the streets without much worry for the law. Peep shops were a dime a dozen. And marquee theaters, loudly advertising titles like XX Porno on display boards, screened lurid adult films. The Deuce, HBO’s new period drama from David Simon and George Pelecanos based loosely on true stories, takes us into this realm of sex, drugs, misogyny, and exploitation on the streets of New York.
Simon, best known as creator of The Wire, and his longtime co-writer Pelecanos initially didn’t want to tackle portraying such an “exploitative and gratuitous” time in history. Marc Henry Johnson, a locations manager for Simon’s show Treme about New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina, convinced him to meet a man involved in the ‘70s New York sex and porn industry on 42nd Street.
“The stories were just extraordinary,” tells Simon to the Daily Dot. “And the more he talked, the more I realized there was sort of a political moment here. An economic moment that I was also interested in.” —Chris Leo Palermino
HBO shows and original programming in October 2017
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 9 Premiere
Entre Nos, Part 2
Room 104, Season 1 Finale
Vice, Season 5 Finale
La vida secreta de las parejas, Series Premiere
Tracey Ullman’s Show
The Deuce: Season 1 Finale
HBO First Look: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
HBO Go and HBO Now movies in October 2017
Jackass: The Movie
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Monster’s Ball (Unrated Version)
Stuck on You
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The Ninth Gate
The Pink Panther
The Purge: Election Year
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
The Sandlot 2
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated Version)
John Wick: Chapter 2
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What’s leaving HBO in October 2017
The Breakfast Club
Do the Right Thing
Earth Girls Are Easy
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Independence Day: Resurgence
Last Man Standing
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Mo’ Better Blues
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
The Peanuts Movie
The Sweetest Thing
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Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.
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