If you're a lady of the heterosexual persuasion or a gentleman of the homosexual one, it's likely you've heard of Magic Mike, the upcoming film by Steven Soderbergh about male strippers that's somewhat based on star Channing Tatum's actual time as an exotic dancer. I'm mostly interested in the film for prurient reasons, and I imagine that can be said about many people. If Mr. Tatum isn't really your thing — and it's possible, because even though he has the moves and the body, he can be pretty wooden — maybe you're looking forward to seeing Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew Bomer, or Joe Manganiello take the stage in the cheapest looking rip-away tuxes I've ever seen. (Lord knows I've seen plenty.)
Given the above information, would you be surprised to find that the trailer makes the film look more like a Nicholas Sparks adaptation than an exploitative look at some fine male body parts? Would you be disappointed? Would you question the use of Rihanna's "We Found Love," even though it's an awesome song? Because I was.
But you know what? I can overlook the appalling absence of male nudity, because I feel like this is shaping up to be the male Showgirls. Obviously, it could never be as great as Showgirls, but did anyone else find themselves laughing throughout this thing? This is a movie about a male stripper who dreams of becoming a custom furniture designer, which is the most hilarious thing I've heard all day. I can only hope that everyone involved took this project really seriously, because if they did, I think I found my new favorite movie to watch while drunk.
And I'm not kidding, Soderbergh: more stripping in the next trailer. Thanks.