C.C. is a main character on HBO's The Deuce. He is portrayed by Gary Carr. C.C. is a pimp in New York. His stable of prostitutes consists of solely Ashley in 1971. He adds Lori when she arrives in New York from Minnesota.
C.C. is violent and uses a straight razor to harm Ashley when she tries to convince him to let her not work during a rainstorm.
C.C. maintains a friendly relationship with his fellow pimps Larry Brown, Rodney and Reggie Love. Along with his colleagues he is a regular at the Korean Bar managed by Vincent Martino and Leon's grill.
When Lori starts working for the Porn Industry, he becomes her "Pimp/Manager" collecting the money she earns and raising her fee as a prostitute. He causes Lori a lot of problems with Film directors by asking them for more money and scheduling Lori for different films the same day.
When Lori becomes the protagonist of "Red Hot", a film that may raise her to stardom in the Porn Industry, he becomes more controlling of her, causing Lori to be more prompt to Cocaine addiction and have some panic attacks (at the premiere of "Red Hot" for example).
Eventually Lori´s alleged ownership by C.C is bought by Rudy Pipilo and Matty "The Horse" Ianello for 15,000 USD (non negotiable), that were tipped by Lori´s new manager, that they needed to get rid of C.C´s cleanly. C.C accepts, knowing that he had no chances against the Italian mafia.
However C.C know that he can get more money out of Lori´s royalties in "Red Hot" and in a bolt move goes directly to Frankie Martino (who is a producer) and finds him in the French Parlor managed by Bobby Dwyer, Frankies brother in law. Frankie gets a straight no, about the royalties, given that "Red Hot " has not been released. However, C.C, who gets offended by not being paid, start picking a fight with Bobby Dwyer who eventually stabs C.C in the chest with a screwdriver, C.C grabs Bobby and starts strangling him. Frankie, trying to save Bobby, grabs a hammer and hits C.C repeatedly in the head, killing him.