As a teenager, the Playboy Mansion was probably more talked about than your own home, and was somewhere you could only dream of visiting. Instead, you had to watch it on your telly and imagine what it would really be like to visit.
So when we got the call and were told we were going to be flown out to watch the Entourage movie premiere there, the inner child definitely fell out of our a*se.
We were looking forward to the film anyway, I mean who isn’t? After eight seasons and four years off the small-screen it was about time they gave us a feature length version! And watching it in LA of all places made it that much sweeter. But as soon as we arrived at the Mansion, pretty much everything was put on the backburner, and even though the jetlack was practically oozing from our sweaty British bodies, we just had to explore it…
If you know about the Mansion, then you’ll know about the grotto, and we didn’t need to see that we’d wondered into it to realise that we had – because the smell of sex in the air was, well, very much in the air. We refrained from parking our a*ses on the off chance we’d sit them in someone’s expired bodily fluids, so we swiftly moved on.
Security was pretty tight in the grounds, and we were eternally grateful that someone had remembered to print our names in black and white, because if you weren’t on the list, you weren’t coming in! And after walking through Hefner’s eery zoo, in the dark, in was the only place we wanted to be!
The building itself is actually pretty stunning, with some interesting statues dotted about! Throw in some bunnies and you definitely knew where you were. A perfect setting for the premiere – and for anyone ready to fire out some horrific chat up lines.
Unfortunately, Hugh wasn’t partying with us. The word was that he was upstairs in his room playing poker with his own entourage, which is fair enough. He probably has to put up with hundreds of these evenings. Still, it would have been nice to see the legend in the flesh.
Yes, of course the bunnies were extremely attractive and way out of our league, but that’s mainly because they’re all pretty well educated with several of them having degrees… Upon chatting with them, we also discovered that they don’t actually live in the mansion. If they do need a room to stay over, they pitch up in another building on the grounds – sorry to spoil it for you! It looks like Hugh actually does enjoy his space.
Anyway, after exploring the grounds, meeting a surprisingly short Dan Bilzerian and consuming way too many free drinks, it was time to watch the premiere of a film we were highly anticipating… And if (like us) you’d been waiting for said movie since it was first announced in 2013, you are not going to be let down.
Packed with cameos from Jessica Alba, Liam Neeson and Mark Wahlberg, the first big-screen adaptation of Entourage revolves around TV’s most spoiled Hollywood brothers and the (often f*cked up) situations they get themselves in – and need Vince to get them out of. And the film is no exception. Filled with crude laughs and plenty of Turtle doing nothing, it’s a film that you simply cannot hate and will definitely watch again.
It hits cinemas in the UK on Friday 19th June.