Guys, today is the day Magic Mike comes out and changes our lives forever. Okay probably not, but we do get to see Channing Tatum strip on the big screen, and that still feels pretty important. Despite the way everyone woman (and, let’s be honest, man) is foaming at the mouth to see Alex Pettyfer and the gang take if off this weekend, it turns out Magic Mike is only the most recent in a long line of awkward, dramatic, sexy, humiliating moments in male movie nudity. From Jason Segel‘s weepy reveal in Forgetting Sarah Marshall to basically every movie Ewan McGregor has ever done, enjoy what we consider to be the top 10 moments in cinematic dude nakedness. Though…aren’t they all pretty excellent? Warning: There will be butts.
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.
This is a bittersweet weekend: On one hand, we finally get to see Magic Mike in theaters. On the other, we will no longer have Magic Mike as an excuse to post shirtless pictures of Channing Tatum and Co. on this blog every other day. But as one last hurrah, we decided to gather the choicest of quotes from the stars of this Steven Soderbergh-directed masterpiece — about the craft of acting, the depth of their characters, artful lighting … er, we mean, thongs, getting naked with a bunch of guys and learning those body rolls!
Honestly, up until today we thought all the things we love were already on Broadway: Mormons, phantoms, cats, Raven-Symone. Then we remembered how much we love the Spice Girls, Cher and (we’re assuming, even though we haven’t seen it yet) Magic Mike, and the universe quickly made those things into musicals too. Cher tweeted this week that a musical based on her life is already in the works. If that didn’t elicit an audible gasp from your lips, you should also know that the show stars three different Chers…and “[A]ll three Chers will talk and sing to each other.” Three times the Cher!
Meanwhile we’d already heard about a possible Spice Girls reunion at this summer’s London Olympics and today our favorite band from the sixth grade announced that Viva Forever!, the jukebox musical featuring their music, will hit the West End on December 11. The musical is being shaped by Mamma Mia! creator Judy Craymore and written by Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders, and will star….wait for it…”Viva, a young woman with a chaotic home life who looks to resolve feelings about her adoption through belief in herself, female friendship and, well, ‘girl power.’” Of course it does.
Every once in a while we remember that Magic Mike is based on Channing Tatum‘s actual experience as a male stripper, and we weep bitterly that we didn’t live in Florida in the early ’00s. Why were we wasting our time earning a high school diploma? The only thing that makes it possible for us to go on is the realization that Channing Tatum’s real-life stripping game was…well, pretty weak compared to his new movie moves. To wit, take a gander at the the vintage “YMCA” performance and ethnically insensitive thong-and-spear Tarzan dance TMZ unearthed today. The enthusiasm is there, but just not the moves, thought we’d really have to see Channing’s butt to make a fair judgment. WE SAID WE HAVE TO SEE HIS BUTT; WHY ARE YOU ARGUING WITH US? At least Tatum’s grass skirt doesn’t make us want to die, unlike his hyper-bagging pseudo-Backstreet Boys steez in that other vintage Channing Tatum striptease videoUs Weekly turned up:
Demi, Demi, Demi. We seem to remember having this conversation with you before: Getting back together with your ex when you’re in this still-fragile, post-rehab state, is a terrible idea. Even though you’re looking sooo much healthier, and you’re doing an awesome job as the producer of Amanda De Cadenet’s The Conversation, we still think this rumor we heard from Grazia magazine (via ContactMusic) this morning, points to disaster: According to an unnamed source, estranged spouses Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are going on a “sex-free” retreat on the advice of Rabbi Yehuda Berg, their Kabbalah teacher. They’ll be staying in separate rooms and monitored by Berg, the source says.
This is all, of course, still in the realm of gossip and we have no idea if it’s true — but they did go on that camping trip to patch things up before, and they haven’t filed for divorce yet, so it’s within the realm of possibility. But we rather prefer this other possibility, courtesy of Heat magazine (via the Daily Mail): Demi, 49, was getting cozy with our favorite werewolf stripper Joe Manganiello, 35, at the afterparty for the premiere of That’s My Boy earlier this month. No one is saying they hooked up just yet, just that they had “amazing chemistry.” They apparently met back when Moore set to appear in Magic Mike, and stayed in touch even though she dropped out of the project. Coincidentally, Joe split with fiancee Audra Marie last September. So, A) he knows what Demi’s going through, kinda; and B) he looks like Joe Manganiello. Sounds like the perfect rebound to us!
Were you so dead-set against seeing Magic Mike that it took seeing Channing Tatum‘s naked butt to convince you otherwise? Who are you? How could anyone be so steadfast in their resolve? Unfortunately for your iron-clad determination not to enjoy this stripper flick, the movie’s latest red-band teaser trailer isn’t much of a tease at all; instead, it’s an extremely effective butt-shoot delivery system. Channing Tatum‘s butt! Alex Pettyfer‘s butt! Matthew McConaughey‘s butt! So many butts, so few pants! The quantity of butts in this trailer makes the Channing Tatum stage-humping in the last Magic Mike trailer look….well, still awesome, but certainly not as great as these butts! And you better believe we screencapped it all…under the jump (Note: NSFW, unless you work at some kind of Channing Tatum butt factory. If you do, please let us know when they’re hiring):
Based on the new clip of Magic Mike released by MTV today, we’re pretty sure whatever studio head gave this movie a green light can go ahead and buy that super yacht he or she has had their eye on. They’ve earned it! We would have paid $12.50 plus snacks just to watch this clip, and we take it as a kindness that we got this much for free. While previous trailers have focused on either the stripping or the romantic intrigue, this Magic Mike sneak peek is more of an in-depth character study…just kidding, it’s Channing Tatum straight-up making love to the stage while the other Kings of Tampa get their grind on to “It’s Raining Men.” So go ahead and pop that champagne, anonymous movie executive. This one’s in the bag!
Magic Mike doesn’t hit theaters/the back of your retinas until June 29, but Channing and costar Alex Pettyfer are currently busy hyping the film as part of MTV’s Sneak Peak Week before the MTV Movie Awards this Sunday. We know it won’t technically be out in time, but we’re pretty sure Magic Mike is going to sweep. It’s the least we can do for them. Oh, besides give them all our money.
To quote my boss, “Nooooooo, Joe!” (Only with more Os.) This was a reaction to the news that Paramount has decided to move G.I. Joe: Retaliation from its scheduled June 29 release to March 29, 2013. According to Deadline, this is because the studio would like to convert the whole thing to 3D. Wait, so we will now get to see the bulging biceps of Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona and Bruce Willis in three dimensions?
The John Chu-directed flick has a better chance of making big bucks overseas with 3D effects added, not to mention Channing Tatum won’t be competing against his own abs, which will be so lovingly displayed in Magic Mike, which is still coming out on June 29.
Ladies, gird your loins. The latest Magic Mike trailer is out, and it contains no small amount of greased-up thrusting from the collectively abtastic Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Matthew McConaughey. We painstakingly borderline-inappropriately-gleefully created this GIF wall to kickoff the weekend of our beloved (and hopefully equally as pervy) readers. Enjoy!