My Take on Magic Mike XXL | The Art of Seduction | Why Men Should See Magic Mike
This past weekend, me and my BFF, Martha, went to see Magic Mike XXL.
I’m a Magic Mike “virgin” because I didn’t even know there was a first “Magic Mike.” In fact, the way Martha talked, I thought we were going to see “live” strippers! Lol. (I’ve never done that before, either.)
But before we go any further, let me just say Matt Bomer has the most beautiful eyes on the planet and I could photograph him all day long and 6 times on Sunday! Oh, and Channing Tatum is an incredible dancer…
That being said, here’s a brief synopsis of what the movie is supposed to be about:
It’s been 3 years since Mike Lane’s (Channing Tatum) retirement from stripping, but the former dancer misses the excitement and feeling of being on stage. Most of all, though, he misses the best friends that he ever had, the crew known as the Kings of Tampa. Opportunity comes knocking when the guys look him up as they travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for a stripper convention. With the promise of outrageous fun, a reinvigorated Mike can’t resist the chance to join in and take it off again.
Okay, that’s the sanitized version they put out so that heterosexual men will still go see the movie with their women… But it’s not the REAL reason…
And in fact, the plot is really kinda boring… trying to create a realistic “back story / plot” conversation at a pool party full of hot women (just to make you aware that, even though these guys are strippers, they’re NOT gay)… Followed by a lame male bonding bus trip where the bus breaks down, they leave the bus driver alone in the hospital to continue persuing their last dream (talk about loyalty) and, of course, now, they need money…
And who should they turn to? But a successful, rich ex-girlfriend – Like women throughout history haven’t seen THAT coming… right?
But how did this gorgeous woman (played by Jada Pinkett Smith) build her fortune? Not by just stripping for a large group of men but by creating a personalized fantasy experience for her FEMALE clients… she seduces them!
And that brings me to my point: Heterosexual men should go see Magic Mike XXL – just so they can learn HOW TO create that personalized, romantic fantasy for their women – Because we CRAVE it!
Since the beginning of time, women have been seducing men – the wiggle when we walk, the giggle when we talk, the words we choose, the shoes we wear, the tight fitting dresses, starve yourself diets, the extra effort we make in choosing a gift, the pictures we have taken…
But as the movie points out, most men think seduction is just about going to work, keeping the “Tree” trimmed, and buying a Christmas gift for “the house.”
So, guys, how does Channing Tatum get (and keep) the girl? You’ll have to go watch the movie to find out!