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‘Entourage’ Creator Says ‘PC Culture’ Has Ruined Show’s Legacy

The HBO series “Entourage” was a smash hit in the early 2000s, but it’s legacy has been tarnished by “PC culture,” according to the show’s creator.

Despite being one of the most successful series to ever air, HBO has clearly decided to cast aside, as “Entourage,” gave an often comical, albeit fairly accurate look at Hollywood. It was loosely based on Mark Wahlberg’s rise to fame.

“Since the show wrapped up its eight-season run in 2011 and had a movie in 2015, Hollywood has been reexamined thanks to the #OscarsSoWhite and #MeToo movements,” wrote Insider.com. “With it, a show like ‘Entourage,’ which wore its racy material on its sleeve as it followed a famous actor (played by Adrian Grenier) and his friends (Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara) navigating the entertainment business and often encountered scantily-clad women, is now being reexamined.”

“Entourage” creator Doug Ellin told Yahoo that HBO has ignored the hit show and quickly shot down another series he pitched.

“I resent it tremendously,” Ellin said of the treatment he’s received from HBO recently. “Nobody says that about ‘The Sopranos,’ where they murder people, that maybe we should readdress whether murdering people on TV is OK. I don’t want to sound obnoxious or that I’m looking at ‘Entourage’ as high art, but it was a pretty accurate portrayal of how people [acted] at that time in Hollywood.”

Ellin added he wouldn’t change a thing if he were writing “Entourage” today, given that it was an account on how things often go in Hollywood.

“I don’t think ‘Entourage’ was this vulgar boyfest that people like to paint it as now,” Ellin told Yahoo. “When we came out, The New York Times said we were the smartest show on television. If we did reboot the show, it’s not that I would make it any more PC, but I would write it to the best of my abilities to reflect the reality of the world right now.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. If he wanted to write the show to reflect Hollywood right now, he would need to write the exact same show, but also write in the massive payoffs and complicit media that allow that behavior to proceed as normal but remain hidden from public view.

  2. Yeah Hollywood is a drug fueled, racist, debauched place full of who-ars and pedophilia. If the communist wokey wokes don’t like that’s what the reality of living a hedonistic lifestyle is…they should ditch it in their own lives.

  3. If HBO did a Sopranos reboot today, they’d give David Chase the boot and replace the original writers. Every episode would have a woke message wrapped up in a pink bow. The new Tony’s goomah would probably be a transgendered hermaphrodite.

    HBO has zero value.

  4. Entourage is one of the last series that I watched on TV along with Last Man Standing. Now I only watch live sports along with DDD, the military channel and the occasional home improvement show when I need a nap.

    TV shows are crap.

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