‘Magic Mike’ – Something For The Ladies In The House!

by on June 16, 2012

in Entertainment

'Magic Mike' movie posterThe plot synopsis for Magic Mike goes something like this:

A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.

But here’s a better movie description for Magic Mike:

Veteran stripper Magic Mike (Tatum) teaches a novice (Pettyfer) about stripping while at the same time, seeking a new lifestyle outside of stripping.  He seeks the help of his protégé’s sister (Horn).

Magic Mike is from director Steven Soderbergh, whose “artsy” action movie Haywire , just left me a bit numb, but not from lack of story, but more from the substance of an artistically mindful eye.

So I’m not sure what to expect actually.  But I believe with Soderbergh behind the wheel, it could be much more than it appears, as far as a story goes.

Add to that, that up until now, I’ve only seen short preview clips for the movie that seem to point directly at an all-skin movie, and I wasn’t holding my breath… but then I came across the preview clip below and suddenly I’m thinking, huh, there’s a story to this?

And actually, there is an interesting story to it, considering it’s based on Channing Tatum’s experience from his younger days as a stripper, so it would seem they already have an expert adviser on-board!

Tatum spent time in Tampa, Florida, when he was 19, actually being a stripper.

'Magic Mike:' pictured: Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer

Story or not, there does seem to be plenty of eye candy to go around for any demographic of fan… as the cast includes

  • Channing Tatum,
  • Alex Pettyfer (I am Number Four),
  • Joe Manganiello (True Blood’s werewolf)
  • Matt Bomer (In Time, White Collar)
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Cody Horn (Rescue Me)
  • Olivia Munn (Iron Man 2)
  • Mircea Monroe
  • Riley Keough (The Runaways)
  • Denise Vasi (Single Ladies)
  • Kevin Nash
  • Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami)
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (Rules of Engagement)
  • Betsy Brandt

and more. Plus, from the preview clip and photo album I just put together, McConaughey gives hope to all 40+ year-olds that you CAN keep a body in tip-top shape.  There’s no excuses!

And after watching Tatum in so many action movies, I just didn’t know he had the (dance) moves in him!  Check it out:

'Magic Mike' movie still of Alex PettyferFeel free to check out my ‘Magic Mike photo album‘ (It’s a Facebook album, but it’s open to the public.  No sign up necessary.)  I’m probably not going out to see this, but if I get enough fan vote/persuasion, well, this site is about and for the fans.

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