Happy Magic Mike day, everyone! While Joe Manganiello has been doing nonstop press to promote his role as Big Dick Richie and the new season of True Blood, we noticed a little tweet of his yesterday that means even more to us than his body roll demonstration on Today. It was a link to the above video of him onstage at a Laguna Beach club with ’80s cover band Flashback Heart Attack singing Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf.” From what we can tell, this happened a few weeks ago, and Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was also in attendance (hence Joe’s “Go Steelers!” at the end). But we think it’s perfect that the video is just surfacing this week. Here’s why:
- It’s a sign to the producers of the proposed Magic Mike Broadway musical that he’s a possible candidate for the stage version. Sure, Joe’s off-key and probably drunk as he leans in to sing the chorus, but he’s certainly showing his potential … and willingness.
- It may finally put to rest every other “Hungry Like the Wolf” headline used by lazy editors when writing about Manganiello.
- It gives us hope that True Blood will eventually show Alcide having a good time, rather than brooding over pack politics, his dead girlfriend and Sookie’s safety. Maybe the local werewolf bar can have a karaoke night?
- It makes us fantasize about a Buffy-esque musical episode of True Blood. Who are we kidding? Anything featuring Joe makes us fantasize. Period.