Something Wrong with Strippin’?


Magic Mike.  Hmmm.  Put me down as a firm “It wasn’t awful.”  Nobody embarrassed themselves. Tatum Channing was sort of adorable.  I had assumed the music would be pretty rockin’, rocktastic, in fact, but no such luck.  It’s Raining Men is the only thing I can remember and that’s not much of a highlight.  Tampa looked like Tampa; make of that what you will.

And the stripping?  Considering the quality of meat they had to work with, especially considering that, it was amazingly dull.

I think you need to approach the fleshy arts with a certain amount of lechery to have them work and that was missing here.  The filmmakers might not have been actually embarrassed by it all, but they certainly didn’t seem to relish the sight of Matt Bomer in a thong, either.

They seemed sort of resigned, let’s-just-get-this-unfortunate-business-out-of-the-way-shall-we?

When Joe Manganiello hits the stage after working up with a vacuum cock pump, I want to not only see the results, I want to linger on them.  Instead, we get a fireman costume that would have passed muster on the Disney channel.

To put this in perspective, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter was showing at the same theater and as we left, I wished we had gone to see that instead.  How’s that for a review?

About mrpeenee

A former bon vivant and terror of a number of New Orleans bars in the mad, gay 1980s, I'm now quietly retired and widowed in San Francisco. I have a crooked nose due to an unfortunate Frisbee accident.

14 responses »

  1. “they certainly didn't seem to relish the sight of Matt Bomer in a thong, either.”


    Bomer in a thong?
    Boner in a thong.


  2. I'm still astounded this was directed by Stephen Soderberg. That should explain the lack of porn element; it's an *intellectual* strip film.


  3. Hmmm. . .sounds like I'll pass on this one until it hits the $4.99 or less DVD bin. . .or shows up on basic cable.

    It's too bad. I had hopes for this one. Hopes that it would have as enjoyable a story as “The Full Monty” and lots of the full monty itself.


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