Competently lensed to evoke a delightful high energy, but the perfunctory plot is severely lacking depth, thematic motivation, narrative sense and resolution and thus acts only as a vehicle for the sensational acts which tenuously serve as the film's core. 64/100 - Decent (2.5)
i liked it, i thought it subverted notions of the male gaze and objectification of females to one that is primarily for the consumption of males for females. the plot was a little lame and heading nowhere and i thought it could have focused more on Mike to sort of humanise the male stripper more, esp. about his dreams of becoming a furniture designer
An interesting socio-cultural piece in support of egalitarian objectification. Is balancing the fetishisation of gender to include more examples of the objectified male an effective liberal solution with regards to a prevailing gender inequality of representation? Soderbergh showcases an entertaining spectacle whilst including an incisively conceived narrative nuance.
The color is so terrible in this movie, it was really atrocious to get used to it. And I don't get anything about its narrative structure. I like that it looks like a documentary sometimes and that some details on the dialogues are pretty realistic, but then there's a lot of problems with the characters development and actually with everything else. I really enjoyed the stripping part though, great show director.