Magic Mike

Yeah, let’s talk about this much-anticipated movie (well, I’m really looking forward to it, I don’t know about you guys). If you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s a refresher: Channing Tatum used to be a stripper. Yes, he shook his booty all night long for dollar bills, y’all. But he’s not trying to hide it or anything. In fact, Magic Mike is partly based on his stripper past. Steven Soderbergh directed it (you may remember his films: Oceans 11, 12, 13, Erin Brokovich, Traffic, Contagion).

The trailer came out last week and it’s epic. First, Channing’s character is a mentor to Alex Pettyfer’s character. When the trailer opens, of course, they perform the usual stunt: dress up as cops and strip for ladies. He asks one girl, “You don’t have anything sharp on you that I could stick myself with do you? Good cuz I do.” It already has some awesome dialogue. Channing gyrates onstage.  Matthew McConaughey is randomly there, shirtless and wearing a cowboy hat. Then Rihanna’s We Found Love plays. And it was all over for me. I mean, just stick that song on any trailer and I’m sold.

So anyways, we learn that there’s more to Channing’s character. Even though he makes a ton of cash stripping, he wants to be a furniture maker (ooh, good with his hands, wink, wink). He falls in love. And probably has to decide between stripping and furniture making, because it doesn’t seem safe if he did both at the same time.

Is it June 29th yet?

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