Maggie Gyllenhaal on “The Deuce,” and the Illusionist Derren Brown

August 17, 2019 0 By JohnValbyNation

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As an actress, producer, and soon-to-be director, Maggie Gyllenhaal has worked to challenge how sexuality is depicted onscreen, from “Secretary” to “The Deuce.” Derren Brown—a magic performer who does not want to be called a magician—explains how he first gravitated toward misdirection and illusionism.


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