'Magic Mike' trailer sheds light on male stripper industry

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 3:55 PM Central
Last updated Friday, April 20, 2012 at 8:18 AM Central

by John Couture

If I were to tell you that Steven Soderbergh has a new movie coming out this Summer that is set in a taboo industry and brings an irreverent point of view to the audience, you would probably be interested.

If I were to tell you that Channing Tatum is starring in yet another romantic comedy where he's going to be playing a someone whose main goal in life is to get his shirt off as soon as possible, you would probably say, 'wait, didn't he already star in that movie five times already?'

And yes, you would be right.

But actually, both of those statements describe the same movie Magic Mike, a story about a male stripper who takes a young stripper under his wing and shows him the ropes of the business. He also happens to fall in love with a woman who is unsure about his chosen profession, so basically it's every Channing Tatum ever made.

And what's even better about this film? It stars the former President and CEO of Warner Bros.' daughter Cody Horn. I can only imagine how that movie got the greenlight before Alan Horn left.

(In her best Veruca Salt impersonation) "Daddy, I want to star in a movie about male strippers starring Channing Tatum. Make it happen. Oh, and someone classy like Steven Soderbergh has to direct it."

OK, that probably didn't happen and Cody actually has a pretty impressive resume for a relative newcomer. And let's face it, she's not too hard on the eyes.

Speaking of men taking off their shirts, it should surprise no one that Matthew McConaughey is playing a stripper in Magic Mike and will most likely challenge Channing Tatum for the most screen time without wearing their shirt. Magic Mike opens in theaters on June 29, 2012.


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