The much anticipated movie Magic Mike, based on Channing Tatum’s early life as a male stripper hits theaters on June 29, still some five months away and the interest on the internet, and elsewhere, continues to grow. Gay men across the nation are already throbbing in anticipation of the expected skin fest featuring hotties Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, and Joe Manganiello, all of whom will spend copious amounts of screen time wearing as little as possible. As the gods intended. Undoubtedly, it will be available on DVD at your favorite pirated movie stall in Thailand several weeks before that.
The movie, for which Director Steven Soderbergh is using Saturday Night Fever as a model is about an upstart male stripper, The Kid (Pettyfer), who is taken under the wing of a more experienced group of colleagues (also known as male strippers which includes the other hotties except for McConaughey who plays the club’s owner and whose chest just doesn’t quite measure up to the other boys’ anymore).
Initial reports were that the flick might show what some of Hollywood’s hottest men are really made of. Purportedly Soderbergh wanted full frontal nudity from his hunky male actors, but it looks like that is not to be. The movie is being released with an Hard R Rating, so the best we can hope to see are shadowy glimpses. And ass. Ass is fine in R movies. And what fine asses Soderbergh had to work with.
Maybe no dick, but there will be lots of male flesh flimsily covered by g-strings. Matt Bomer, who plays a semi-closeted gay man in real life, reported that “having to throw a thong on in front of other people just instantly forms an ensemble,” noting the cast had bonded as fast friends and all now have each other’s back. Which we can only hope will be filmed for the movie’s X-rated sequel.
Bomer had a slight costume malfunction when filming started, which he recently talked about with MTV News. “I had never worn a thong before, so the first time I tried it, I put it on wrong and my junk didn’t fit in it,” he said. “I had to call a wardrobe person in and go, ‘Something’s wrong with my thong, you guys. I think we’re gonna have to figure this out,’ and they’re like, ‘Uh, yeah your legs are in the wrong holes.’ So, that was step one.”
Step two was getting the wardrobe guys to quit helping Bomer practice putting on his thong. Step three, which should have come first ,was introducing Bomer to waxing a (questionably) new experience for the actor who said being hair-free was like “feeling kind of prepubescent again, walking around with no hair on your legs, in jeans, feeling kind of naked all the time.”
Hopefully in the movie Bomer won’t just be feeling naked all the time. According to an interview by Celebuzz with Joe Manganiello there is no question about the state of his flesh during the movie. When asked about how much of him would be on display he said, “You are going to see a surprising amount. Shocking amount, actually.”
Um, when the pirated Magic Mike DVD show up in Thailand will one of you please email me? Please?
Still pressing for full frontal – what all of America wants to see – Joe answered, “You are going to see…I mean…. No, no full frontal! But his name is Big Dick Richie [the character he plays] for a reason.”
Even though the official word seems to be no dick, even Soderbergh keeps dropping hints. When asked about the discrepancy in American film where female nudity is common yet male nudity is still shied away from Soderbergh said about his upcoming studfest, “Certainly there’s enough male skin in it to make up for a century of discrepancy.”
With as much naked male flesh as everyone involved with the flick says there will be, you have to wonder if the G word will come up. And I don’t mean G-string. After Elton, an internet based entertainment website for gay men, asked Bomer if there were any gay elements in the movie. Said Bomer, “I think there will be several scenes that will… I think the gay fans will be very, very happy with several of the scenes that occur in the film. But, yeah, there is one scene in particular where definitely those boundaries are blurred. Yeah.”
All that gettin nekid maybe new stuff for most of the cast, but for Channing Tatum it’s old hat. He used to flash his stuff for dollar bills and today is one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood. No surprise there, if I got to hang around with Joe Manganiello while he’s wearing nothing but a thong I’d be hard too. But this year while he has not been drooling over Joe’s luscious body, Chan and his penis have four movies coming out before mid-year, one of which is the sequel to G.I Joe.
Signing Chan to play the lead role of the classic military doll by Hasbro was a inspired bit of casting genius as both have the same range of emotion. But then it has always been Chan’s finely-sculpted physique that wins accolades, and with the world-wide interest in what his penis is up to these days, it’s surprising he didn’t flop out his biggest acting chops and show the world where his true talent lays.
Regardless of whether or not Chan’s penis debuts on screen this year, it is responsible for driving more traffic to my blog than any other single subject. Or search term. I hope that one day I get to thank it in person.