Entourage Creator Doug Ellin: 'Homophobic and Racist Jokes Completely Unacceptable Unless We Write Them Into Script'
Well, this is upsetting. Actor Rex Lee -- who plays Lloyd, Ari Gold's long-suffering assistant on the sufferingly long-running HBO series Entourage -- has revealed to TMZ that he has been the target of workplace harassment from certain members of the crew, who regularly crack jokes about his race and sexual orientation. To the rescue, then, comes series creator and showrunner Doug Ellin, who enforces a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to jokes about gays and minorities on his set. Told of the cracks, Ellin said he was "shocked and horrified," and "will be speaking to everybody before we start filming again in March. It's not something condoned or acceptable."
So to be clear, if any crew member should say anything along these lines on the set on Entourage, they will be immediately fired:
Ari: What's the matter Lloyd? You and Tom like to listen to my voice while you dildo each other?
Lloyd: I'm trying out new looks. This one's my Andre 3000. You like?
Ari: No, I don't. You look like Michelle Kwan in drag. Why don't you do a triple fuckin' axel over to the phone and try Cameron again?
Ari: Ten grand to whoever can get this to me today.
Lloyd: Can I vie for the ten grand prize too, Ari?
Ari: Sure, but you'll get paid in yen.
Lloyd: This lying is making me break out. God, I have a date tonight.
Ari: Well, I'm sure your date will pop that with his pecker. Don't worry.
Lloyd: What's wrong?
Ari: Has so much cum been squirted into those eyes you can't see what's right in front of your face? Amanda Daniels takes that job, Vince is fucked and I'm fucked. Which means we're all fucked. And we're fucked in the way you like to get fucked, not fucked in the way that normal people like to get fucked.
Are we all clear now? Good.