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  1. JC says

    So I can’t help but wonder if I’m the only one… but the strippers in Magic Mike don’t really do it for me.

  2. Bobby says

    Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer do all kinds of things to me, so yes, looking forward to this movie.

  3. Matt26 says

    This is so bad. The Full Monty is the real deal.
    @Bobby, Joe M is a dream guy. Matt B is almost as much (to me) as Joe M.

  4. Drew says

    Joe is the pinnacle here and although a bit unfamiliar to me, Alex Pettyfer is kind of gorgeous looking.

  5. Stefan says

    This is definitely the type of movie that will great on DVD. My eyes were very active just watching this clip lol!

  6. truthiness says

    so I’m supposed to believe that male strippers are straight men? ok. I’ll suspend my disbelief for that. Then I’m supposed to believe that the women in the audience assume they’re all straight men? ok. I’ll suspend my disbelief for that. Now I’m supposed to believe that this movie isn’t marketed to gay men? Village People? It’s Raining Men? I can’t. I just can’t.

  7. Butch says

    So the PR machine goes into full throttle and we go along because they’re shirtless. Oh well….

  8. coolbear says

    Kind of like the male version of “Burlesque,” huh?
    It’s an interesting test, though: this could get a big audience of straight women and gay men. But if straight men go–obviously, only with the excuse of being dragged by their girlfriends and wives–it’ll demonstrate that movies can exploit the market for straight homoeroticism just as sports and mass-market publications do (beyond the occasional glimpse of Daniel Craig in a Speedo).
    If not, it may still show that there’s a women’s market beyond weepies and chick-flicks, that might be something like the women’s equivalent of Tyler Perry flicks.
    Knowing Soderbergh’s interest in the sociological dimensions of cinema and in how popular sexuality changes, I would bet that that’s where his interest lies.

  9. Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says

    While the ladies typically project that the strippers are straight…and therefor “available” (at-least for their fantasies) it’s not unusual for gay guys to perform for the ladies….and the straight guys for the men. One of the large “agencies” here in NJ that handle stripper acts locally for clubs and parties actually tries to enforce it as a policy. It has two advantages from the POV of the agency. One, it reduces that chances that the boys will be suing the gig to set-up out-calls afterwards, thus exposing the agency to potential “pandering” charges. Two, it let’s the guys concentrate on performing and they’re less-likely to get “turned-on” or get an erection during the show…it’s just a “job”….a dance performance, not foreplay.

  10. Terry says

    I don’t care how bad it may be, I can’t wait. Just seeing that pose by Channing Tatum is enough for me. Joe M. and Matt Bomer arent’ bad to look at either so it’s a win/win situation!

  11. BobN says

    I’ve never particularly enjoyed the sound of shrieking women. Can a soundtrack cockblock?

  12. Daniel says

    I always find it odd that when they do covers of songs they get singers who aren’t as good. The Weather Girls were so much better than whoever is singing “It’s Raining Men” here.

  13. DB says

    Ted B., I have not seen that many male strippers. However, in my experience it is always a positive if the performers get an erection, both for male and female viewers. I don’t think this implies that the dancers are prostitutes or are actually going to hook up with the viewers. However, it is certainly a bonus that would make the show more entertaining. I know many dancers take Viagra before dancing in order to ensure/ encourage erections.

  14. tarheelpoder says

    DB, this is not THAT type of male stripper. Male strippers don’t get erections in the more “mainstream” clubs. That is reserved for the sleazier, underground gay haunts or private parties. Most mainstream male strippers don’t want to get an erection because the women might be creeped out.

  15. Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says

    Here in NJ, in a public-venue like a hotel private party, a bar or club, if a male stripper gets a obviously-visible erection while on-stage the Authorities could close the place. And nudity isn’t allowed where there’s a liquor-license here…AC might be the only exception. For the men; his cock, balls and hole can not be visible to the audience at any point in the performance…so a thong is as far as they can strip-down. And the same rules apply afterwards when the dancers mingle with the crowd…and you’re not supposed to touch during the “mingling” between the waist-band of the thong and their upper-thigh in a public place.

    For private parties in private homes, well…use your imagination.

  16. irisgirl says

    Matt. Bomer. I admire him for many reasons, but my interest in Magic Mike is just shallow, superficial lust. Don’t overthink this, guys!

  17. Autarchic says

    All this needs is Burt Reynolds and a pair of cowboy boots filled with vaseline.

  18. Bryan says

    @JC: Nah you’re not the only one, I just can’t muster any excitement for this either :(

  19. sparks says

    Matt Bomer is the one and only reason I might trudge through this mess of a movie. He’s dreamy.

  20. jim says

    That was the absolute worst cover of an amazingly fun song ever. Why didn’t they just use the original Weather Girls version? Why f*ck with a classic?

  21. Gregv says

    I’d want to want to go see Matt Bomer in this, but the biggest turn-off for me is the whole idea of a “sanitized” stripper movie where people get down to their beachwear so that none of the church ladies in Podunk will be offended and the MPAA can continue to protect the public from the horror it thinks would be inflicted with nudity.
    Judd Apatow would have known what to do with this.

  22. UFFDA says

    Such men for such men as we should be turned over to the next quantum leap in entertainment – flesh like feely holograms so we can all get our hands on ’em, get everything we want, as often as possible, get lots of it, get more, and get done with it so we can get on with the day. And straight men need the same with women (somehow). Perfect and perfected porn to liberate the human born.

  23. rjp3 says

    In my experience – many males strippers in gay clubs have been straight exhibitionists who LOVE any attention or really confused young bisexuals.

    The ones who are also hustlers tend to be gay.

  24. Rowan says

    “This is so bad. The Full Monty is the real deal.
    @Bobby, Joe M is a dream guy. Matt B is almost as much (to me) as Joe M.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jun 1, 2012 9:50:52 AM”

    Lol!! The Full Monty! You’re too funny!

    What are you guys? Pearl clutching prudes? This is suppose to be a comedy, WTF are you trying to take it seriously??

    Gay men are MENTAL.

  25. daws says

    I suspect these actors are going to look back on this movie with embarrassment.

  26. Terry says

    I remember there were a couple of clubs in Honolulu where the strippers danced with erections. They even let the audience members feel them up. But it was worn with a thong or speedo so you had to use your imagination for the rest. I think it was Fusion.

  27. Jason says

    This is so dated. It reminds me of “The Village People” or Chippendale’s. Why now? Such a waste. Why not use this cast for a well written gay drama. Who wants to write it? These coc- tease movies are tired, but anyone of these guys walking into your bedroom at night would work.

  28. Johnn says

    this looks like an incredibly stupid movie. other than the cheeseball beefcake, i predict it will suck. big time.

  29. Johnn says

    this looks like an incredibly stupid movie. other than the cheeseball beefcake, i predict it will suck. big time.

  30. Johnn says

    this looks like an incredibly stupid movie. other than the cheeseball beefcake, i predict it will suck. big time.

  31. jhr459 says

    One thing I have always noticed is the difference between men’s clubs and women’s clubs. In a men’s club, generally the men are quieter and there is definitely a sexual tension in the air (erections and maybe more under the tables, etc). There are lots of men that go there alone too. In women’s clubs, the atmosphere is more party like and a bit less sexual. Women tend to go in groups-generally never alone and the women scream with their GFs and have a good time. They just seem a LOT LESS creepy than men’s clubs.

  32. jhr459 says

    One thing I have always noticed is the difference between men’s clubs and women’s clubs. In a men’s club, generally the men are quieter and there is definitely a sexual tension in the air (erections and maybe more under the tables, etc). There are lots of men that go there alone too. In women’s clubs, the atmosphere is more party like and a bit less sexual. Women tend to go in groups-generally never alone and the women scream with their GFs and have a good time. They just seem a LOT LESS creepy than men’s clubs.

  33. Symphony says

    Matt Bomer is such a class act and I seriously love that he is doing this movie. It will give him the exposure he deserves, no pun intended.