In this case, the movie depicts a different kind of stripper, the guy, the myth behind the legend of a group of muscular, beautiful men, getting naked in front of a horde of women hungry and craving for what they cannot have at home.
An incredible amount of skin that despite the nakedness it hints on the reality of the life of a male stripper, how they are pretty much like the rest of the people who have to work a job to make a living, whether they like it or not.
It is not easy to make a living and it should not be easy to take your clothes of in front of people… or is it?… turns out sometimes you have it within you, and maybe some people are just made for that kind of job… no judging!
The back story of Magic Mike is a bit weak, in trying to justify the behavior or the job choices of Mike and barely touches on the behind the scenes of the life of a group of strippers and their boss… I think the drama could have been much more intense because there was room for that.
There is something interesting for me in the movie, the fact that big part of the men on screen didn’t speak much, as if was not necessary, as if we just want you for your body… no problem with that… except, it touches in the same discriminatory level sometimes women strippers are put in.
So yes as a fresh proposal it is a very decent film and definitely watchable.
P.S Have I mentioned I like muscles?