Fighting: Channing Tatum Puts Up His Dukes


So what’s up with all these new fighting movies. Is it a trend inspired by the recent rise in popularity of Ultimate Fighting Competitions? I’d be inclined to think so. They all seem to be starring these pretty boys.

Here are some first shots from a new one starring Channing Tatum called, Fighting. I don’t know, the photo kind of reminds me of Riff from West Side Story.

First Showing writes: “Fighting sounds a lot like Fight Club, but with a lot less imagination and Brad Pitt and a lot more realism. The cast includes Channing Tatum as the main character Sean Arthur as well as Terrence Howard, Brian J. White, and Luis Guzmán. Sean Arthur is a young man who scrapes up a living hustling counterfeit merchandise in NYC. With family tragedy in his past and his father keeping him at a distance, this outsider has little to motivate him. A chance encounter with veteran street-fighting coach Harvey Boarden (Howard) leads to a whole new career for Sean. The ensuing bouts get tough, especially with the criminal element horning in, so Sean gets tougher. He will fight to win, not only the prize money but also the unexpected new relationships that are strengthening him.”

Since the plot sounds a bit tired, the least they could give us is some skin.


Can’t we all just get along?

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  1. the queen says

    what we need is a gay million dollar baby, a tale of lust, intrigue, and larceny involving a love triangle between boxing stud, trainer, and old mentor… now that i’d go see.

  2. Raze says

    I’m so sick of our culture glorifying violence between men and even eroticizing it. But let two men kiss and everyone’s ready to kill them.

    I won’t be supporting this or any other type of film like it.

  3. Rad says

    Upid-stay Ovie-may, and RAZE, on the nose; I am also so sick of our culture glorifying violence, further more, seeing these fighters (you can’t help but hit the endless promos’ while channel surfing) with hands locked in prayer and rosaries tattooed on their bodies just nauseates the crap out of me!

    Just does nothing for me. Period. Ever. Noting but a sport of losers who can’t aspire to be anything greater in life than a punching bag.

  4. says

    The very few films that I’ve seen of his (SHE’S THE MAN,COACH CARTER and STEP UP)are a load of bores and even though almost everyone seems to think that he’s “hot”…I sooo don’t think so.
    The day HOLLYWOOD is going to bold up and produce movies where famous actors play realistic roles like…ummh I dunno famous politicians(or other VIPs) involved in obscure same sex liasons while married to women(or men), then I’ll be interested in television again. Until then, clubs, books and travel will do just fine.

  5. crispy says

    So 2008 is shaping up to be the year of street fighting movies. It’s like when Armageddon and Deep Impact came out the same year. Maybe in 2009 we’ll get dog fighting movies. Fingers crossed!

  6. torrentprime says

    Speaking as a gay man who loves the UFC, I say bring these movies on, the more the better. I refuse to view these throw-away trashy flicks through a GLBT political filter. It’s hot guys kicking the crap out of each other: pass the popcorn.

  7. says

    Hollywood does love to commodify the trends! I can appreciate the attempt at a fresh Karate Kid. Anyway, Just a quick correction, UFC is a Brand Name for the largest MMA or Mixed Martial Arts organization, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, the company is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. The proper term in Mixed Martial Arts, Sports Illustrated recently declared MMA the fastest growing sport in the U.S. today, huge in Japan and Russia for years, i.e. PRIDE, the trend is just now catching on in the U.S. Another organization is the International Fight League. Not only am I personally involved, I’m a huge fan of all the guys and the dedication and skill it takes to participate in the sport. Keep on keepin on Andy, more coverage please!

  8. nic says

    what’s with all the a&f type twinks in fight movies? they’re cute, but not believable.

    i’ve watched a couple of ultimate fighting matches on tv. they are very homo-erotic.

  9. michael says

    Violence is not homoerotic, and i’m so sick of gay men equating “hot guys” kicking the crap out of each other as some kind of turn on. Have we become that self loathing?

    And Channing “DUMBO” Tatum is still not hot, no matter how the media (gay and straight) tries to spin it that way.

  10. says

    I am also a gay fan of MMA. Its an amazing sport stripped down in an almost elemental fashion. Men testing the fighting skills against other men. Its incredibly beautiful watching men go at each other in such a passionate manner.

  11. Toto says

    Im 200% HOT for Channing Tatum! If I had to pick which of these 2 dumb ass films to see, Channing’s has me hooked.

    I dont mind fighting films. But these upcoming ones are soo idiotic. I mean if you look at their plots they are the same thing up to the girl the dudes fight for. Give me the next “Kill Bill”! I wanna see a kung fu renaissance, or at least more imaginitive and FUN storylines.

  12. nic says

    simma dun nuh! violence is not homo-erotic, but when one guy pins his opponent on his back, heels in the air with the opponent’s ass flush with the victor’s package… well, THAT is.

    can we, please, agree to use the term “self-loathing” more sparingly? like, i dunno, when it actually applies!

  13. Mark says

    The Gays will ruin this too.

    From the reporting alone you get the idea the movie is already a parody of itself, destined to become a campy cult classic playing on the muted tv screens of gay bars across the country while the R&B singer of some future irrelevant moment wails through an indulgent, melismatic, forgettable pop song at ear bleeding volume.

    How long will it take you to ruin UnderArmour?

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