Thursday, June 21, 2012

Magic Mike is all beefcake and no substance

I love the smell of beefcake in the morning.

O.K., I love the smell of it anytime. You caught me.

I think that’s why I’m actually considering seeing ‘Magic Mike.’

Yes, I know that just induced snickers from the peanut gallery – but the truth is, I’m shallow. I can be easily manipulated into watching a movie if the cast is good looking enough – and, let’s face it, ‘Magic Mike’ has the cast to end all casts (if looks are the judging factor).

‘Magic Mike’ is the story of a male stripper (Matthew McConaughey) teaching a younger performer (Channing Tatum) how to party, pick up women and make easy money.

Quite frankly, the sweaty six-pack abs that will accompany these two alone should be enough to make any woman – or man, I don’t discriminate – go giddy. They’re just the tip of the iceberg, though.

We also have Alex Pettyfer (Beastly), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Matt Bomer (White Collar) and Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami) to round out the cast. That pretty much means if you can’t find your flavor in this display case you’re not hungry.

I don’t for a second believe that ‘Magic Mike’ is actually going to be a good movie. No, I know it’s essentially going to be ‘Coyote Ugly’ with dudes. You know, all beefcake and no substance.

I’m still leaning towards seeing it, though. That much beefcake in one room – stripping down on a regular basis, no less – is worth the $10 entrance fee.

Now, if this was a movie featuring half naked women (which has been made 100 times over), a certain sector of the population would be complaining that women are being objectified as sexual objects.

I would not be one of them. I feel if you don’t like a movie – or the message behind a movie – then don’t watch it. Don't sit there and complain about it and try to take the enjoyment away from others.

That being said, I kind of get a perverse pleasure out of the notion of ‘Magic Mike.’

Yeah, like I said before, I’m shallow. I can live with it.

‘Magic Mike’ is rated R for pervasive sexual contact, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use. It opens June 29.

What do you think? Are you going to see ‘Magic Mike’?


Blogger Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Two words: Joe Manganiello. Hell yes, I'm going to see it!

June 21, 2012 at 7:42 PM 
Blogger The Blissful Bride said...

Hell yes. Matt Bomer. I don't give a flying fig if he's gay, I just wanna see him and it helps the rest of the cast is friggin hot too!

June 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM 

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