Channing Tatum And His Shirtless Magic Mike Crew Cover EW

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Channing Tatum, Magic Mike, EW Cover

There’s a little less than a month and a half to go until Magic Mike struts into a theater near you, but preparations are in full swing. And by “preparations,” we mean “promotion,” most of which involves the shirtless, very buff crew of the film. Catch us complaining? Hells to the N.O. Not that we’re objectifying any of the stars. Oh, wait … Never mind. The latest round of stripper-tastics comes with the current cover of EW¬†which has the lead player of the movie — Mike with all the magic, himself — Channing Tatum, smirking off the page as he unbuttons his shirt.

But this isn’t just any old cover. There’s a bonus inside flap of Channing with Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer, with Manganiello forgoing his wife-beater for a pair of suspenders. In the words of Emma Stone in Crazy, Stupid, Love, “Seriously … it’s like you’re Photoshopped!” Because — as the photograph on the right from the shoot illustrates — those abs cannot be for real. EW says they “brought the group back together for a wet and wild photo shoot followed by a rowdy, booze-soaked dinner, where the costars swapped their best stories about acting, waxing, and baring (nearly) everything in their new film.” We should’ve been invited to that dinner. Hell, we should’ve been invited for the shoot!

[Photo via EW]