June 9th, 2015 - The 'Entourage' European Premiere

It's been close to two weeks since my last premiere, that of the Paul Feig / Melissa McCarthy movie "Spy". Since then it's been dull, boring and... weirdly, mostly sunny in London.

This premiere, though, is for a movie based on a TV show that if memory serves oozes mysoginy in the same way that people who brag about liking Big Game Hunting in Africa are kind of viewed as out-of-place and out-of-touch with the norms of today. Weirdly, I have both fond memories of the show, and am currently single. I think it's my taste in ties that's to blame, mostly.

Anyway, grab that electric guitar, grab your friends, and see if you still have that Janes Addiction song somewhere in your iTunes library (I do) and see how it went down:

"I don't care how politically correct it is... I LOVED this show when it was still on!!" I thought nowadays it was mostly guys saying it, and mainly apologetically...

"I don't care how politically correct it is... I LOVED this show when it was still on!!" I thought nowadays it was mostly guys saying it, and mainly apologetically...

"Make sure you capture Vincent's good side". I... uh.. also (guardedly) prefer to believe that Entourage is entirely accurate, right down to the critical acclaim of "Queens Boulevard" and the general hatefulness (all evidence to the contrary) of Martin Landau and Malcolm McDowell.

"Make sure you capture Vincent's good side". I... uh.. also (guardedly) prefer to believe that Entourage is entirely accurate, right down to the critical acclaim of "Queens Boulevard" and the general hatefulness (all evidence to the contrary) of Martin Landau and Malcolm McDowell.

"Watching VIncent Chase in 'Queens Boulevard' made me the man I am today". Me? Johnny Drama's choice in sunglasses and Ari Gold's contempt for... well... everyone.

"Watching VIncent Chase in 'Queens Boulevard' made me the man I am today". Me? Johnny Drama's choice in sunglasses and Ari Gold's contempt for... well... everyone.

I don't understand kids today. Are we not doing selfie-stick portraitures anymore?

I don't understand kids today. Are we not doing selfie-stick portraitures anymore?

Our first arrival is, against all likelihood, is Thierry Henry, whom wikipedia informs me was a French national football player (123 caps and presumably counting), as well as playing for Barcelona, Arsenal and... a role in this movie? I'm guessing?

Our first arrival is, against all likelihood, is Thierry Henry, whom wikipedia informs me was a French national football player (123 caps and presumably counting), as well as playing for Barcelona, Arsenal and... a role in this movie? I'm guessing?

"And here's a photo I want Jeremy Piven to swear at, if possible. Who are you again?" Kevin Connolly plays Eric (better known as "E") in the movie and TV show

"And here's a photo I want Jeremy Piven to swear at, if possible. Who are you again?" Kevin Connolly plays Eric (better known as "E") in the movie and TV show

"It all started when I convinced Vince to say no to "Matterhorn" " (yes, I'm watching the pilot in parallel with writing this journal. Ari hadn't started swearing much back then)

"It all started when I convinced Vince to say no to "Matterhorn" " (yes, I'm watching the pilot in parallel with writing this journal. Ari hadn't started swearing much back then)

"That man's head? Freakishly big" Kevin Connolly may or may not know how perspective works, but outside of his success in Entourage, he's also been in 'The Notebook"

"That man's head? Freakishly big" Kevin Connolly may or may not know how perspective works, but outside of his success in Entourage, he's also been in 'The Notebook"

Doug Ellin is the creator/writer/director/producer of Entourage, give or take Mark Wahlberg's real life / modified recollections. Sadly, Mr Wahlberg declined to attend this premiere.

Doug Ellin is the creator/writer/director/producer of Entourage, give or take Mark Wahlberg's real life / modified recollections. Sadly, Mr Wahlberg declined to attend this premiere.

This may be writer/director/producer Doug Ellin's wife, however regardless of whether she is or isn't, her hair curl in double helix formation is worth interrupting this, or any premiere, for.

This may be writer/director/producer Doug Ellin's wife, however regardless of whether she is or isn't, her hair curl in double helix formation is worth interrupting this, or any premiere, for.

If the world of Entourage was real, we'd all be here to see Vincent Chase, however in the world of Entourage being a TV series, it's possible we'd all rather be shouted at, humiliated by, and possibly even receive racist tirades from super-agent Ari Gold. Or perhaps that's just me.

If the world of Entourage was real, we'd all be here to see Vincent Chase, however in the world of Entourage being a TV series, it's possible we'd all rather be shouted at, humiliated by, and possibly even receive racist tirades from super-agent Ari Gold. Or perhaps that's just me.

"I hate you all. You're awful. I'm sorry... I'm totally out of practice on insulting people". The TV Series Entourage ran from 2004 to 2011, which I've now realised with some embarrassment (and flawless maths) means it's been only 4 years since it was on the air... not the TEN that it feels like. I guess I did mainly buy the DVD box sets at the end..

"I hate you all. You're awful. I'm sorry... I'm totally out of practice on insulting people". The TV Series Entourage ran from 2004 to 2011, which I've now realised with some embarrassment (and flawless maths) means it's been only 4 years since it was on the air... not the TEN that it feels like. I guess I did mainly buy the DVD box sets at the end..

"I can hug it out with all you losers.. but I'm only going to use one hand, because frankly you're all ugly and not worth it. BOOM". Excitingly, it seems that like riding a bike, you never lose the ability to insult people!

"I can hug it out with all you losers.. but I'm only going to use one hand, because frankly you're all ugly and not worth it. BOOM". Excitingly, it seems that like riding a bike, you never lose the ability to insult people!

It's Vincent Chase!!! Or, if you believe that the world of Entourage is not real, and that James Cameron did NOT direct the record-breaking "Aquaman" movie, it's actor Adrian Grenier.

It's Vincent Chase!!! Or, if you believe that the world of Entourage is not real, and that James Cameron did NOT direct the record-breaking "Aquaman" movie, it's actor Adrian Grenier.

"VICTORYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!" Kevin Dillon plays Vincent Chase's half-brother Johnny Drama in the show. I was enough of a fan of Entourage that, back at the 2009 Baftas, I was mildly disappointed that I was only able to photograph his (arguably) better-known (?) brother Matt Dillon.

"VICTORYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!" Kevin Dillon plays Vincent Chase's half-brother Johnny Drama in the show. I was enough of a fan of Entourage that, back at the 2009 Baftas, I was mildly disappointed that I was only able to photograph his (arguably) better-known (?) brother Matt Dillon.

"It's a camera.. and on the viewscreen on the back I can review my best death-yells from VikingQuest<TM>"

"It's a camera.. and on the viewscreen on the back I can review my best death-yells from VikingQuest<TM>"

"Lloyd? I swear if you upstage me on one more red carpet with a suit that's white when I'm wearing black I'll destroy you and the firstborns you'll never have. And your hair looks hideous." Sadly, Rex Lee (aka Lloyd) did not attend the premiere...

"Lloyd? I swear if you upstage me on one more red carpet with a suit that's white when I'm wearing black I'll destroy you and the firstborns you'll never have. And your hair looks hideous." Sadly, Rex Lee (aka Lloyd) did not attend the premiere...

"You liked "Head-On"? That movie wasn't even real!" Yeah.. but I personally still have more faith in a fake Aquaman directed by James Cameron in a CAMEO than anything on Warner/DC Comics' upcoming release slate. And/or Ant-Man.

"You liked "Head-On"? That movie wasn't even real!" Yeah.. but I personally still have more faith in a fake Aquaman directed by James Cameron in a CAMEO than anything on Warner/DC Comics' upcoming release slate. And/or Ant-Man.

"My peripheral vision indicates the proxmity of a ginger beard. I don't like it. If I can't grow one, I don't want some dude lording it over me"

"My peripheral vision indicates the proxmity of a ginger beard. I don't like it. If I can't grow one, I don't want some dude lording it over me"

"I'm kidding. I can grow a ginger beard and moustache. That's what actors do". Outside of Entourage, Adrian Grenier's real life filmography isn't quite as impressive as his fictional character's. But that's true of all of us, I fear. I personally have saved the galaxy twice and have dated (am dating) both Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson in mine.

"I'm kidding. I can grow a ginger beard and moustache. That's what actors do". Outside of Entourage, Adrian Grenier's real life filmography isn't quite as impressive as his fictional character's. But that's true of all of us, I fear. I personally have saved the galaxy twice and have dated (am dating) both Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson in mine.

"I feel like making Medellin was probably mostly my fault". It was a risk worth taking, I guess.

"I feel like making Medellin was probably mostly my fault". It was a risk worth taking, I guess.

"Queens Boulevard, Baby."

"Queens Boulevard, Baby."

"This guy has ACTUALLY met Jeremy Piven!!"

"This guy has ACTUALLY met Jeremy Piven!!"

Emmanuelle Chriqui plays E's girlfriend Sloan across several seasons of the show, and in this movie. Per imdb, that character doesn't have a surname despite having been in 31 episodes.... so perhaps some of those accusations of the show's mysoginy aren't entirely farfetched.

Emmanuelle Chriqui plays E's girlfriend Sloan across several seasons of the show, and in this movie. Per imdb, that character doesn't have a surname despite having been in 31 episodes.... so perhaps some of those accusations of the show's mysoginy aren't entirely farfetched.

"Still... at least they didn't call my character after a slow-moving reptile"

"Still... at least they didn't call my character after a slow-moving reptile"

"I can wave my hand like this all day". Kevin Ferrara plays Turtle in the show. I ... honestly can't remember that character's given name.... or surname.

"I can wave my hand like this all day". Kevin Ferrara plays Turtle in the show. I ... honestly can't remember that character's given name.... or surname.

"Waving my hand about is part of an exercise regime that's helped me slough off the pounds, so don't knock it". It's weird seeing Turtle not wearing a sports jersey and baseball cap and not weighting about 50% more than he does here.

"Waving my hand about is part of an exercise regime that's helped me slough off the pounds, so don't knock it". It's weird seeing Turtle not wearing a sports jersey and baseball cap and not weighting about 50% more than he does here.

On a scale of 1-10 of Coolness, taking a photo of the crowd here to see the movie you've made while standing on a carpet at a Leicester Square Premiere? Is pretty cool. James Cameron's Aquaman would have been even cooler.

On a scale of 1-10 of Coolness, taking a photo of the crowd here to see the movie you've made while standing on a carpet at a Leicester Square Premiere? Is pretty cool. James Cameron's Aquaman would have been even cooler.

"What do I think about "Entourage"? I'm David Hasselhoff... I'm here to promote MY film and MY image". Well... just so long as that's how it is...

"What do I think about "Entourage"? I'm David Hasselhoff... I'm here to promote MY film and MY image". Well... just so long as that's how it is...

So... that was that... and it was pretty cool. It's the first time for a LONG time I've been at a premiere where I'd never photographed ANYONE on The Poster. That hasn't happened since Anchorman 2, and in contrast to that movie, I actually liked the show this movie was spawned from. Tomorrow? Another premiere. Hopefully.

Until then, it's another movie for The Archive of Movie premieres.

"I dressed like this and nobody even complimented me?" Mysoginy doesn't pay, people. Don't do it, don't encourge it.

"I dressed like this and nobody even complimented me?" Mysoginy doesn't pay, people. Don't do it, don't encourge it.

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