Besides Vinnie constantly acting like a cuck, yet not suffering any consequences for it, “Entourage” depicts something else the average male can readily identify with: crab mentality. This concept is based on an interpretation of crab behavior. Apparently, if you dump a few hundred crabs into a barrel, they drag each other down instead of letting a few escape. I haven’t spent any time researching this, but it’s probably a bit of a stretch to assume such long-term planning with crabs in such circumstances, if that kind of behavior even exists. It’s probably all made up.
Anyway, crab mentality is real. It refers to people sabotaging their more successful peers. It’s partly done out of spite, but partly most certainly also an attempt to protect one’s ego. After all, if one of your peers moves way ahead of you, then why couldn’t you do it, too? Leftist dogma says that we’re all the sam, doesn’t it?. Seeing someone doing a lot better than they are is too much for some people to take. Admitting that you suck at something is hard.
I have encountered men, supposed “friends”, who actively tried to sabotage my interactions with women. When calling them out on it, the response was denial, sheepishness, or a defense along the lines of, “But you can meet women so easily anyway, why do you care about that one?” I once had a dipshit classmate in primary school who told me — not ask! — that I should give him one of the apples I brought to school because “you have enough anyway”. So, leftist shitlib attitudes exist in kids and adults alike. Needless to say, any male “friend” who tries to fuck with me won’t remain among my friends for long.
Among weaker-minded males, though, you can observe pretty aggressive behavior. No, I’m not talking about bantering or “locker-room talk”. Instead, sometimes people behave in genuinely shitty ways towards their friends. Plenty of women treat their partner in a pretty shitty way, too. It’s simply an expression of some people’s personality.
“Entourage” glorifies the crab mentality as well. A great example is in season 5, episode 8 (“First-class jerk”), where “Turtle” meets an actress on a plane and hits it off with her. His buddies “Drama” and “E” though ridicule him relentlessly, because he did well with a woman who is well above their league. At one point, Turtle snaps and tells them that he got whacked off on the plane. This causes some trouble down the line as word spreads.
The bigger picture is an issue of boundaries. It seems that the boys in “Entourage” cross each other’s boundaries all the time. Yet, there is never a conflict. In all seriousness, you’d have to be a rather spineless to let some loser like “Drama” make fun of you. In real life, you’d tell him to shut up. If you’re not a cuck, you certainly wouldn’t tolerate other people giving you shit.