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!
“Sometimes a thong completely betrays you.” — Channing Tatum to The Hollywood Reporter
This is what runs through my mind when I go to read articles about Magic Mike, the stripper movie starring every hot actor you’d ever want to see naked: “Words, words, oooh, preeettty.” Which, my mind has a point there. But also, maybe we shouldn’t objectify these guys. They’re actors, not actual strippers, after all. They don’t exist solely for our viewing pleasure. So, as a service to all the other ladies out there who’ve been too distracted by Joe Manganiello’s abs to notice that there were words in those stories, here’s a roundup of quotes from interviews with the cast of what will surely be Steven Soderbergh’s most important masterpiece since Traffic.
“It’s gonna blow minds.” — Joe to VH1 at the Scream Awards.
“[Everyone is] pretty damn naked, and probably more naked than in True Blood even, if you can believe it. There are some dicey, dicey scenes in there. A lot of girls get naked too.” — Joe to MTV’s Hollywood Crush
“Y’all are incredibly cheap when it comes to giving money for sex!” — Channing on his memories of female patrons from his days as a real-life stripper