Gyllenhaal didn't have a problem with the role, but she did have strong feelings about how the power dynamics of sex should be portrayed. Reading the first three scripts of The Deuce , Gyllenhaal says, she was struck by the writer's depiction of the "imbalance of power between men and women — in terms of sex, in terms of art, in terms of business. Because Gyllenhaal was wary of the show's potential to be exploitative of her or other actresses, she insisted on being one of its producers before she would agreed be its star. Now Gyllenhaal wears two hats for The Deuce. She says that being a producer has given her a "guarantee in terms of storytelling" that she wouldn't otherwise have as an actress. It's also allowed her to make tweaks to the set — including hiring an "intimacy coordinator" — that help the actors feel comfortable during the show's many sex scenes.
Maggie Gyllenhaal Takes On The Power Imbalance Of Sex Work In 'The Deuce'
Meade, who plays budding porn star Lori, worried about that image of her being out in the world. She was a woman in a sexualized industry, playing the role of a prostitute in s New York; surely her concerns were not new. But in the era of MeToo, her sense that she could do something about it was. The time was ripe to think about safety in the workplace — particularly if your job revolved around sex. Despite the fact that Meade had been doing sex scenes since she was 16 years old, they still had the power to make her feel uneasy. Part of the problem was that she sometimes felt so alone. When she had misgivings about a scene, was uncomfortable or cold, or felt too naked — physically or emotionally — in between takes, it was always up to her to say so, right there in front of everyone.
Has that affected you personally as well? Fun is not something you think of when talking about the apocalypse, but it really has been enjoyable. Which do you favor? A: As much as I love the romance between Maggie and Glenn, I just really love seeing the father-daughter relationship done right on-screen.
By Tracy Wright For Dailymail. The year-old actress shot to fame after her breakout role in Secretary, and has since won incredible accolades in the industry for her acting abilities. The Deuce star — who has daughters Ramona, 12, and Gloria, seven, with husband Peter Sarsgaard — is happy to flash the flesh on screen so long as she is given the 'final cut' of what is seen but rarely asks directors to make any changes. Maggie portrayed a young woman who was recently released from a mental hospital and pursued a job as an assistant for a sexually-charged boss in 's flick Secretary.