Entourage is back, and this time it’s on the big screen. If you ask me, the only downside to the Entourage movie is that I can’t binge watch an entire season in one weekend. Leave it to Entourage to teach me something about moderation!
The general plot line goes as follows: Vince (Adrian Grenier) is directing his first film, and the success of said film will make or break Ari Gold’s (Jeremy Piven) new studio head career. While this is going on, E (Kevin Connolly) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) are immersed in their own lady trouble. And lastly, Drama (Kevin Dillon) is bordering on mental instability. The showbiz insights and stresses throughout are what really keep this movie moving forward.
The original Entourage ran for eight season on HBO. It was made up of Vince E, Turtle, and Drama going about their arguable obnoxious everyday lives. And the movie is no exception. It’s interesting to note that the show is loosely based on the real life of executive producer, Mark Wahlberg.
In the years since Entourage went off the air, many of the jokes and ideologies spouted during the show have been called into question. The most prevalent being how women are treated in the show, and subsequently the movie. When it comes to the movie, the criticism is that the many supermodel-esque women who make appearances don’t seem to be enjoying themselves at all. Objectification bordering on possessiveness pervades the movie’s 104 minutes.
Critics go on to say that while the show itself was “playfully rude and fratty” – a classification I take issue with in a whole different way – the movie is a concentrated representation of everything that Entourage stands for. Which largely involves treating women as commodities.
This Honest Trailer made by Screen Junkies really hits the nail on the head when it comes to highlighting the racism and misogyny spewed everywhere by Entourage. That said, like this article says, it’s not going to make anyone think twice about going to see it in theaters. This movie is such a blatant display of how not to treat women, business partners, and strict project budgets that it has become a parody of the once respected TV series.