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An exhilarating all night double date is winding down on a bridge in Tampa, just before the sun rises. MAGIC MIKE (Channing Tatum) stands up on the railing, looks over his shoulder and dives gracefully backwards into the water to the mild delight of the anonymous girls. His new protégé "The Kid" (Alex Pettyfer), already eager to follow in his new buddy's footsteps (and body rolls), jumps in awkwardly after him.
"Hey Mike, I think we should be best friends!"
The Kid blurts the invitation out with both of them bobbing in the water. He's like a little boy who's just discovered a whole new playground. It's a perfectly crush-worthy unguarded moment -- the kind that makes you give yourself over completely to a movie. My heart is yours, movie. Treat me right.
This gem of a scene is also, as it turns out, the exclamation point to a perfectly formed Act One, "June". The movie takes place over the course of one life-changing summer for Mike and The Kid: June, July, and August. You go to Magic Mike to see seven spectacularly formed male bodies but the movie turns out to be all sculpted, too: June is introductions, flirtations and promise, by July you're deep in love/lust and too hot for clothing, and in August... Well, you know how sticky August gets.
MORE, AFTER THE JUMP...
Attention male stripper fans, a new Magic Mike one-sheet has dropped.
Channing Tatum recently talked about the film with MTV News and said after it's out he's zipping up that part of his life: "This will be my swan song, I will never do or talk anything about stripping after this ever, ever again."
Check out his interview and the new one-sheet, AFTER THE JUMP...
Joe Manganiello brought his "Big Dick Richie" character from Magic Mike to the MTV awards, giving his fireman axe a few provocative strokes on the way out to see Channing Tatum and Matthew McConnaughey at the podium.
The three were assembled to present the "Most Transformed" award to Elizabeth Banks for her role as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games. Banks was more than pleased at the presentation.
Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...
The Magic Mike publicity machine is going into full-throttle with the debut of the film's Village People-esque one-sheet and a new teaser clip which debuted on MTV's Movie Awards Sneak Peek last night of the main characters stripping to "It's Raining Men".
Check out the one-sheet and the clip, AFTER THE JUMP...
Gay marriage turned some Kentucky Democrats against President Obama.
Conservative website WorldNetDaily is charging people $29.99 to send a letter to all members of Congress urging them to support DOMA.
Nepal will soon grant LGBT people full citizenship status.
Channing Tatum on his erstwhile career as a stripper: “I never enjoyed the taking-the-clothes-off part. You are on a stage with people yelling at you, and you feel you’re a rock star, but you’re nothing — you’re just a guy taking off his clothes, looking like a fool in a stupid outfit.”
Levi Johnston, most famous for being the father of Bristol Palin's baby, is reportedly broke and living with his mom.
Take a listen to Jennifer Lopez's new track, "Goin' In."
Parenting and the "normalization" of homosexuality.
Climate change could lead to 150,000 more heat-related deaths in North America by 2099.
Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron strike a pose at the Cannes premiere of their new movie, The Paperboy.
Comedy duo Brian and Nick have a "Boys Night In." [Possibly NSFW.]
Parents of a Florida teen say anti-gay bullying led to their son's suicide attempt.
RIP writer and cultural critic Paul Fussell.
Bill Clinton posed with some porn stars in Monaco. Hillary Clinton is surely thrilled.
A New Jersey man has confessed to strangling 6-year old Etan Patz, a New York youth whose 1979 disappearance played a huge role in the placement of kids' faces on milk cartons. Police remain skeptical that the man, however, is actually Patz's killer.
A former nanny is suing actress Sharon Stone for allegedly being a total nightmare.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks pretty fit on the set of his new movie, Don Jon’s Addiction.
Greg Sargent on news that more African-Americans support gay marriage following President Obama's endorsement: "It’s not exactly that Obama influenced black opinions... It’s that African American voters who really don’t care very much one way or another about the marriage issue — but do consider themselves on Team Democrat — are now aware that marriage equality is the normal position of that team."
Unabomber Ted Kaczynski submitted an updated biography for the 50th anniversary of his graduation from Harvard. For awards, he listed "Eight life sentences, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 1998." Occupation? Prisoner.
Anti-gay rabble-rouser Bryan Fischer does not appreciate Richard Grenell and others claiming that LGBT equality is a conservative value: "[Homosexuality] It is a libertarian value, and a liberal value, but it is not a conservative one... Conservatism encourages moral restraint and self-control. Libertarianism, on the other hand, encourages the 'If it feels good, do it' lunacy of the 70s. These are conflicting and incompatible views of moral responsibility."