“I see alot of lawwwwbreakers out therrrrrrre…”

Today, I want to talk about the magic…

The magic that is MAGIC MIKE.

And by that, I don’t mean to gush on that this is the best movie of all time or anything crazy like that.  If broken down to plot, storyline, acting, dialogue, it was a solid movie with some awkward acting in places, but it was good.

That wasn’t the magic.  🙂

The magic lies in there FINALLY being an eye-candy movie for women.

Face it, many many movies have the T&A for guys, that we have gotten so accustomed to, we sit through it not even thinking twice about it.  We probably haven’t had anything to get excited about since the volleyball scene in Top Gun!

And that’s been a while…

So yes…the lines at the theaters that wrap around and out the door?  The screen rooms full of women and maybe 2 or 3 brave men?  It’s all justified.  We finally have something to get hyped up over!!  Hey, if movies like that came out more often, it wouldn’t be such a novelty…but alas, they don’t.  So it is.

And if you’ve never been to a LeBare or Chippendale or other male burlesque show, this is pretty true to form… except with better looking men.  LOL.  I’ve been once for a bachelorette party, and they weren’t this good.  🙂

Now, I will say that I was surprised at just how much the R rating was pushed.  Kind of R++++++++ in my opinion, LOL.  It was racier than I expected, very hot, very sexy, and went a little dark toward the end, which was another surprise.  The trailers show all the upbeat stuff, so you don’t expect to travel the seedier, darker side of that world.  But that’s okay, that’s keeping it real.

It’s also very funny, with some gems in the dialogue that made me laugh out loud several times.  Channing Tatum has the most of these, and this makes his character very charming.  And the guy can move!  Holy smokes…*fans self*

I will say that I was surprised that Joe Manganiello wasn’t used more.

Barely had speaking parts, he was just one of the dancers, and I kept waiting for him to have a bigger role.

Matthew M. was fabulous.  Crazy, a little psycho, and still sexy as a former stripper/bar owner/a little washed up and jaded but still has it.


but this (below) was a look he should never ever go with again…

I didn’t quite get the old guy that barely moved around.  I know they were trying to show how guys stay in it forever, but my God I thought it was Mickey Rourke at first, that’s how bad he looked.  LOL.

So have you seen the movie?  What did you think?  Who did you go with?  And who was your favorite?  🙂



About Sharla Lovelace

Writer of romantic women's fiction. Wife, mom, and wonderwoman...without the boobs. National Bestselling Author of THE REASON IS YOU, BEFORE AND EVER SINCE, and the e-novella JUST ONE DAY. Lover of anything red.

Posted on July 9, 2012, in Sharla Lovelace and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Saw the movie with a film student and a writing friend of mine (our age span 21 – 66). The movie itself was about what I expected – nothing more/nothing less. Movie mates and I had a few good laughs and we enjoyed the wide variety of audience attendance.

  2. I haven’t seen it yet, being under serious deadline, but i plan to. But it reminded me that quite a few years ago a friend’s husband sent a group of us to Chippendale’s for her birthday. It was fun enough. Since we were all dancers at the time we wanted more kicks and turns. The next morning I’m on the train to rehearsal and a guy sat down next to me. I looked at him and said, Didn’t I just see you at—He rolls his eyes , At Chippendale’s. He was one of the dancers. We had a nice chat on the train.

  3. I want to see this but will have to do it with gal friends. 🙂 I was once invited to a Chip’ndale show by ladies from the plant where my husband worked. They did as a prank, thinking I was too shy and quiet to ever really do it. Boy did I fool them! I could hear the screams and whoops in the background over the phone. So Funny. The real show was not the men. The real show was the 40 + women shoving money in the guy’s g-strings. 🙂

  4. I haven’t seen it, though an acquaintance did and was disappointed about the realism. She went looking for fun and didn’t think it delivered.

    As for me, I have a mental problem that keeps me from attending. Tatum Channing looks too much like my nephew. 😦 Can’t see a way around that.

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