Magic Mike Is Clearly the Most Important Movie Ever Made

FINALLY, we have a male take on the "stripper with a heart of gold" narrative.
Publish date:
April 23, 2012
movies, trailers, strippers, channing tatum, magic mike


The full-length Magic Mike trailer hit the Interwebs last week, and -- frankly -- the government should've instituted the first national siesta to compensate for the collective … um …"pause."Using the giggle-laden dishing between me and a few girlfriends as a microcosm for what was certainly a widespread Bare Chested Channing ripple effect, it's pretty clear that "Magic Mike" is the most important movie ever made.First of all, the four of us -- in separate locales -- immediately stopped what we were doing to log onto Apple's trailer site when it went live. One girlfriend was in a movie theater waiting for a screening, but felt compelled to load it on her phone BECAUSE SHE JUST COULDN'T WAIT UNTIL SHE GOT HOME. But let's get to the nitty gritty, here: The movie features Channing Tatum ("21 Jump Street," "Dear John") as a male stripper with a penchant for "working with his hands" (no seriously, he builds designer coffee tables), and aspirations for more in his life than just the limelight. The supporting cast includes fellow strippers played by hotties Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer. But, wait -- IT GETS BETTER. Matthew McConaughey is their boss, aka: the Cher to their Aguilera. So, basically, every manner of hunky dude is accounted for in this movie -- one for any preference. And they're all getting naked and shaking it on stage.But, wait -- IT GETS BETTER.This movie isn't just another Showgirls! It's actually got some cinematic chops behind it - in the name of acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh. Soderbergh's trademark documentary style and ability to coax sizzling chemistry from his leads pretty much guarantees that this flick will be more than meets the eye (and what meets the eye is already SO VERY MUCH APPROVED.) And just in case you needed ONE MORE REASON.The ladies are represented proper in this flick, as well. Cody Horn plays Tatum's love interest, and it's pretty clear that the two are straight adorbs together in this. What's even cooler is that she's clearly a girl-next-door type -- not your usual cookie-cutter, unobtainable beauty. Another supporting role comes in the form of Olivia Munn, who's a smart presence in any flick, and reps the sexy-athletic set.So, to recap: We have Channing Tatum shakin' it on stage in every manner of uniform. We have Matthew McConaughey in a leather pants/vest combo. We have Pettyfer, Manganiello and Bomer in various states of undress. We have likable female protagonists. We have a critically lauded director. We have a super-sweet love story threaded throughout. We have a male take on the "stripper with a heart of gold" narrative. And we have custom-made coffee tables.You guys, Magic Mike is clearly the most important movie ever made. Now watch the trailer, because it's a long wait until June 29.