Yesterday afternoon, I saw MAGIC MIKE and I found the plot to be a typical boy meets girl one. There was however, a barrage of male nudity and one does get to see every male star’s, Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey, ass quite clearly. Which jives with the entire stripper scenario. There is male nudity throughout the film, as well as female nudity, since these boys are straight.The issues around being a sex worker are also dealt with here, such as drugs, finding other good paying work, getting bank loans, having good credit when your earnings are in cash, etc. You also get to see Channing dance his ass off.
There was a kind of interesting subplot filtering through though about what a sex worker does when he gets too old to continue in the business. Harmless Summer fun!
I give it