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Is 'Magic Mike' What Women Want? (Red Band Trailers & Poll)

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood June 14, 2012 at 2:23PM

We've done our fair share of promoting (and sarcastically mocking) Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike." With the arrival of two new UK red band trailers, in which we see even more of Channing Tatum & Company's waxed bodies, we can again exclaim our anticipation for what is posturing itself as what women really want.
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"Magic Mike"
"Magic Mike"

We've done our fair share of promoting (and sarcastically mocking) Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike." With the arrival of two new UK red band trailers, in which we see even more of Channing Tatum & Company's waxed bodies, we can again exclaim our anticipation for what is posturing itself as what women really want.

When the second trailer hit the web, Indiewire stated: "[it] gives us what we really want - thongs and American flags. Long live Channing Tatum and the advent of male objectification." 

Stripper Joe Manganiello told EW: "In one scene, I'm painted gold with a fig leaf over by dick, dry humping 200 women." Swoon.

When the movie closes the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 24 and hits theaters June 29, we will finally find out, if after years of tolerating objectified femmes on-screen, audiences are eager to ogle "hard bodies, butts and thongs," as ThePlaylist put it, or as Seattle chimes in, "hot boys in thongs."



Is this what women really want? Vote below:

This article is related to: Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh, Directors, Channing Tatum, Poll, Video, Trailers


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.