The newest episode of the HBO hit series, Entourage, brings the Hollywood golden boy down to a level we wished was never possible.
Although Jeremy Piven is one of my all time favorite actors, and Ari Gold had major events occur last evening, I have decided to keep this article focused on Vince Chase and Sasha Grey. Whom maybe I should call the “hard-ass gone hypocrite” and “free spirited fuck princess?”
If there has ever been one single point of advice which has never let me down, it would be to “fall for a person for who they are…not who you wish they could be.” What drove me crazy about this episode was it’s unfortunate realistic point of view on dating in the adult entertainment world. Why is it that people cannot understand pornography is a career. It is a choice. Minus stories such as Linda Lovelace’s horrifying experience, a much greater percentage of actors and actresses do actually CHOOSE to pursue this field. With that in mind, would it have been acceptable for Sasha to offer Vince a porn role to keep him out of “Airwalkers”?
Spoiler Alert: Please Do Not Read Further if You Have Not Seen “Entourage: Porn Scenes From an Italian Restraunt.”
Sasha Grey was written into the dinner scene with very little acting involved. Vince decides he is not keen on her involvement with an upcoming 5 man gang bang film. So he pulls what could be argued as an unnecessary string to get her a part in “Airwalker”, and give her a reason to quit the porn film. Sasha of course declines, and Vince desperately reaches out with the “L” word as a second attempt. Reality then falls like a boulder from the sky when Sasha Grey retorts with, “Sounds more like you’re trying to control me.”
Let’s forget for a second that the rest of their scene took place having passionate sex in the bathroom and apparently the entire dinner could have been cocaine induced. There is something very real about a sexually free-willed personality attracting some of the most controlling people in the world. Why is this?
Is it a form of jealousy created by a lack of one’s own sexual freedom?
Do people truly believe that repression is some sort of “perfect” path?
Why is it that the world thinks people in the Adult Entertainment Industry are always looking to be saved from some horrible fate they can’t control?
Mucho props also go out to Kevin Connolly (a.k.a Eric Murphy) for directing this episode. Entourage may be meeting it’s end next season, but Mark Wahlberg IS releasing another show based on the porn business. Maybe we’ll keep just a little of the Entourage nostalgia if the two decide to work together? Cross your fingers.