there are actually many men who enjoyed watching girls enjoy themselves. Men have such weird fetishes, not surprisingly.
I think it’s called “I fuck anything with a hole” mentality.
Enter bestiality next?…
Seriously, it gets to be what is described as Dionysian. Which can go anywhere.
The strippers also fuck the women. There is cheering and what have you. John Cassavetes, about 25 years ago, said that sex has become a transaction for many people. Relationships are on the way out because indulging your most superficial impulses has become synonymous with sexual freedom. Imagine how unerotic these parties must be, and yet that’s what sex has become for many people. But I sound like an old reactionary, and it’d be easy to call me anti-sex.
Wow ok I don’t feel so bad anymore about where I took this thread – it’s now officially gone somewhere even worse!
sounds like a great way to get herpes. i wouldn’t even kiss one of those guys. it’s sad to think that women’s lib has brought us to this state: we’re free to be as disgusting as men. i now understand the appeal of bridesmaids
anyway i just wanted to say that when i went with my friends some of their husbands/bfs insisted on going. they didn’t enter the actual show but hung around outside in the bar with around 500 other guys who seemed to think we’d be easy pickings after the strippers had got us all worked up. it was pretty hilarious but i wouldn’t go again
This is actually a really decent film. I love the marketing of it particularly. “Let’s get as many idiots to see this films as we can and then make them realize it’s not what they thought it would be.”
i would consider watching the film but i heard there was a lot of screaming at our local showing. i’ll wait for the dvd :)
Exactly. People are going there and taking what they want from it, so I guess it’s just for te near naked dancing. A young guy behind me kept freakig out every time there was an ass on screen but whenever there were breasts, he was definitely enjoying himself. What the fuck were you expecting by going to see a film about male strippers? A bunch of naked women?
Tommy, I was one of three men in a theater of about forty-three women, give or take.
Anyway, I found myself really enjoying the film. Has a unique eye for art and style for a mainstream picture, gentle, sensitive direction that often surprises, many wide shots that allow the entire film to be seen very vividly, and wildly entertaining dance sequences, along with capable performances from just about everyone. Hate how it will likely be ostracized by men thinking it’s simply a “male stripper movie,” but the simplification is understandable considering the horribly dense marketing treatment the film is getting.
Yeah I love some of those shots. Soderbergh really knows how to let scenes play out using interesting camera work and framing.
I need to dick around with his filmography more often.
There are some duds in there so be careful not to turn yourself off of him.
I thought it had the perfect balance of seeing Channing’s body and story. I just loved it.
There was no whooping and hollering but one girl did throw her hands in the air every time a stripping scene started.
I ended up going with 7 girls from work age 20 to fifties and we all enjoyed it.
Tommy, that is understandable seeing as he is such a prolific director. Just like Woody Allen, some hit, some miss. I’m starting with Bubble, which a lot of people really like and a lot of people despise. Then I may go on to Contagion or Traffic. Haven’t decided yet.
Yeah Bubble is a good one. Sex Lies and Videotape and King of the Hill are pretty essential. Che and The Underneath are my favorites. And Schizopolis is just great stuff.
Traffic was poop, I thought. But I hardly remember it, unlike most poops, so I may be mistaken.
There’s a lot of poop around.
Don’t talk to me about poop. That’s my bread and butter.
Haha. I hear ya
they didn’t enter the actual show but hung around outside in the bar with around 500 other guys who seemed to think we’d be easy pickings after the strippers had got us all worked up.
LOL talk about desperation
they wouldn’t let guys in the show i went to. what was more funny to me was the husbands/bfs who didn’t trust their women to come home after. but a lot of girls i know act the same way about female strippers too. dumb
Uh-oh, this thread had become a little too real, the kids started another thread about the movie only.
@ “they didn’t enter the actual show but hung around outside in the bar with around 500 other guys who seemed to think we’d be easy pickings after the strippers had got us all worked up.”
“LOL talk about desperation”
^Odi you summed it up.
One wonders how could men be attracted to other men- men are generally dirty, disgusting dogs. Even the emo/ sensitive hipster types who will write you love poems and paint flowers, they’d pretend otherwise but want the same damn thing.
BTW I meant no disrespect towards dogs.
“One wonders how could men be attracted to other men- men are generally dirty, disgusting dogs.”
Do no confuse Mathew Mconnaghay with other men. He’s dirty and disgusting. There are many beautiful men out there. None of them are on screen in “Magic Mike.”
I’ve been attracted to other men for the better part of my 65 years so if you have any questions as to why ask
Why not start another thread? There’s hardly been any discussion of the film here.
You mean we haven’t explored its rich complex plot and deep multi-facted characters enough?
Please keep the conversation on topic.
They should have based the film on that Chris Farley/Patrick Swayze sketch.
Oh you’re right Mr. Ehrenstein. Sorry Mr. Ehrenstein. Please tell me more.
^@DAVID- Apologies, I was being feceteious and that’s not exactly what I meant but more like a reaction to stupid things that men do like what Ruby described on her post, and literally not at all a question about attraction. Perhaps a comedian (like Pryor or Louis CK) could’ve explained it better.
Sexual freedom isn’t having sex with anything with limbs.
Anyway, I don’t see how the film should be bashed by the OP’s own personal opinions of whether or not the cast were attractive. They are supposed to be pieces of meat, essentially. The film wasn’t homo-erotic and yes, it is sleazy. So?
It’s not a bad film. But it’s not very interesting either. It was OK.
But yes, Matthew McConaughey was annoying in this.