Magic Mike – Review

2 Jan

The last time anyone made a movie about strippers it became a cult movie, those were female strippers and  is called Show Girls, remember guys?

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.

You are so pretty, underneath it all!

You are so pretty, underneath it all!


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.

A job that labels you but should never define you, like Channing Tatum says pretty clearly in Magic Mike.

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.

By LaTrosa

P.S Have I mentioned I like muscles?


2 Responses to “Magic Mike – Review”

  1. CMrok93 January 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Good review. I had a great time with this flick because I loved the style that Soderbergh gave off, the energy that he had with the stripping scenes, and the story that actually took me. Also, the performances weren’t too shabby, either.

    • LaTrosa January 2, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

      Thanks and happy new year… I agree with you, it is reveling to say the least… great director and the performances on and off the screen were very good indeed! as I have seen shows like this before I can tell you they pretty much nailed it!

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