After hitting midtown, the East Village, and Greenpoint in October and then bouncing around town, HBO series The Deuce is back in the East Village and Lower East Side tomorrow for what looks to be an epic shoot. Tomorrow, David Simon’s forthcoming show about twin brothers (both played by James Franco) involved in the mob and porn worlds of ’70s New York is taking over East 7th Street from First Avenue to Shevchenko Place; the lower portion Avenue A; and parts of Rivington, Essex, and Norfolk Streets.
It was a whirlwind weekend at the second-annual NYC Porn Film Festival. Who knew that getting slapped across the eyes with a regular throng of weens; being inundated with sauce shots, endless bumpin n’ grindin, butt pirates, fet fun, furries; and having to contend with a tarted-up unicorn who happened to have a passion for, well, piss could be so exhausting? It was almost as if we were the ones doing all the porking.
After descending on the East Village yesterday, David Simon’s HBO pilot about the ’70s porn industry, The Deuce, is shooting in Greenpoint today — at the awesome Capri Social Club, a watering hole/time capsule that’s appeared in many a movie and tv show.
If you walked down East 2nd Street today you may have noticed retro cops wandering around for the filming of the HBO show Deuce, but unfortunately no sign of James Franco and his porn ‘stache. As with last week’s shoot, there were some pretty sweet vintage rides, though.
Franco alert! After time-warping West 30th Street last week, David Simon’s HBO pilot, The Deuce, is filming in the East Village tomorrow, per signs spotted on Avenue A. Given that the series, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, is supposed to be about the rise of the porn industry in ’70s Times Square, we’re not sure what the production will be doing between East 1st and 2nd Streets, well away from the East Village’s historic corridor of smut. While we wait to find out, the Daily Mail has some photos of Franco sporting a classic porn-star stache during last week’s shoot.
The folks at Films in Tompkins are once again bringing a big screen to Tompkins Square Park this year. This year, series founder Darin Rubell (owner of Forrest Point and Boulton & Watt) has tapped some celebs to pick the flicks. Tonight James Franco has selected Chinatown, preceded by the “post-hipster smooth jazz” of Todd Gaynor. Hopefully he’ll bust out his smokin’ sax cover of Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So.”
“Gates” open at 6 p.m., movies starting at sundown.
While we’ve been packing our picnic baskets for SummerScreen, Rooftop Films, Nitehawk’s Summer Series, Films on the Green, and the films at Socrates Sculpture Park, one of our favorite outdoor movie series has remained relatively mum about its plans. But the folks behind Films in Tompkins recently wrote in to tell us that, yes, they’re once again bringing a big screen to Tompkins Square Park this year. Not only that, but in the spirt of Greta Gerwig’s forthcoming film fest in Rockaway, series founder Darin Rubell (owner of Forrest Point and Boulton & Watt) has tapped some celebs to pick the flicks.
We’re about a month out from the arrival of the behemoth Tribeca Film Festival and if you give a hoot, it’s time to start planning. If people call you Cash Money Bank Slips, then note that festival passes are on sale now. If you’re a student, definitely take advantage of the discounted ticket (it’s half off!). But if you’d rather just buy individual tickets, hold tight until Tuesday, March 31. In the meantime, we’ve compiled a list of the raddest and weirdest films selected by the festival so you don’t have to go digging around through the hundreds of documentaries, shorts, and feature films on view. And don’t worry, there will be plenty of James Franco. You’re welcome.
Here’s the perfect top to sport at your Girls season finale viewing party next weekend (you know, the one where you eat GQ-approved snacks and see how many pals can squeeze into your tub).
Strand sells this very soft “Lena Dunham Birthday Suit Tee,” ($54.95, by Clashist), depicting the multi-talented mogul-under-30 in various states of undress, including the memorable game of ping-pong she played with Patrick Wilson at his character’s Williamsburg manse. This shirt takes up Strand shelf space alongside another tee that that Lena would definitely endorse (“If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t f*ck them.” –John Waters), plus Clashist’s James Franco ankle socks ($19.95). Not to mention Dunham’s memoir.
Last week, organizers behind the hotly anticipated NYC Porn Film Festival finally released a schedule. And with just a couple of weeks to go until things are in full swing at Secret Project Robot, you’re probably wondering what on earth to expect.
We spoke with the festival’s founder Simon Leahy, who’s also one of the people behind Bushwig, the annual (and amazing) drag fest held at Secret Project Robot approaching its fourth year. He dropped hints about some of the surprises in store. No matter what your feelings are about mainstream porn, you’re definitely not going to want to miss this one, we can tell you that much.
Following a backlash against its decision to shelve The Interview in light of an aggressive hacking campaign, Sony is now releasing the film in a select number of willing theaters. One of them, the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, just put tickets on sale for showings from Christmas through New Year’s Day.
All of the screenings except for the New Year’s Eve one are at midnight: the December 31 showing is at 10:35am.
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James Franco drew a line when he appeared at the Strand last week and is making headlines on Gawker today, but only a few dozen people filed into Village East Cinema last night for an under-the-radar q&a following a screening of his new film The Color of Time.
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