Originally, the Entourage series was an American comedy-drama series about a famous A-List celebrity and his boys (you can find more dramedys like it on our list of shows like Entourage). It was a show about one man's rise to super stardom and the posse he brought along with him. With the recent production of an Entourage movie, the pipe dream fantasy for young men who dream of having it all is still alive and thriving. But what the movie is not, is a documentary.
Entourage the series and Entourage the movie both get plenty of things right - pop culture references, the ins and outs of the film and television industry, lots of L.A. lingo, plenty of filming locations, hot spots, and popular places to be seen, and it gets guys' sensibilities right (well those type of guys). But it does not get everything right, and we're here to separate the fact from the fiction. We're picking apart the cast of Entourage and all of the questionable L.A. references.
How well would it really go over for a B-list actor to run his mouth at a TV exec? Would an agent (even a huge one) be outright offered the head of studio position? Are all women in L.A. really that hot? We discuss all of this and much more as we debunk HBO's Entourage!
Vince Turns Down the Sequel to Aquaman?Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
What Happens in Entourage: Vincent Chase starred as Aquaman in James Cameron's adaptation of the DC Superhero. It was the largest release of all time making over $116,844,114 in its first three days alone, making Vince an A-list superstar. Then, he turned down the sequel. No problem.What Happens in Real Life: A property like this requires huge multi-picture deals. There is absolutely no way that the largest opening film of all time wouldn't get its star back. Look at the actual highest grossing film, Avatar, which is filming a second, third, and fourth installment at once, with the entire cast intact.15074Agree or disagree?
There's No Way Vinny Doesn't Have Every STDPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY
What Happens in Entourage: The whole crew sleeps with every girl they can. Vince especially racks up the numbers sometimes with more than one in a single episode, and never the same girl for too long. Ironically, it's E (who's in by far the most serious relationship throughout the show) is the one seen getting tested.What Happens in Real Life: In Los Angeles STDs are rampant. Especially among the young party scene. There are billboards on street corners asking people to get tested. If there's money for those huge billboards it's clearly a huge problem. Just statistically speaking Vince has every STD... a few times over.14676Agree or disagree?
Threatening a TV Executive Doesn't Actually FlyPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License
What Happens in Entourage: Johnny Drama, Vince's older half-brother, finally catches a break, getting back on the show Five Towns. When TV executive Dan Cockley tries to sleep with Turtle's girlfriend, (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) Drama loses it and publicly threatens him. So under Cockley's orders, his character gets tortured and humiliated for the rest of the season.
What Happens in Real Life: He would be fired - quickly - and he'd most likely never work for that network (or any of its affiliates) again.12864Agree or disagree?
Where Are All the Bums?Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
What Happens in Entourage: The gang is constantly seen walking the streets of Hollywood, or dining at fancy restaurants throughout Los Angeles and Malibu. Everything is clean and the people are friendly.What Happens in Real Life: Homelessness is one of the biggest problems facing Los Angeles. Hollywood Blvd., Sunset Blvd., Melrose Ave., all the streets we see the boys walking around on (save for maybe areas of Malibu) have really bad homeless issues. L.A. doesn't help/take care of its homeless population as well as many other cities, which causes the situation to spill out onto these streets, but of course the show doesn't show that.12163Agree or disagree?