Artistic Licence: Magic Mike’s blow for equal objectification

By the time you read this article, it will be done: I will have sat in the audience at a preview screening of Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 hit Magic Mike, and I will almost certainly have thoroughly enjoyed myself. Magic Mik

5th July, 2015
Artistic Licence: Magic Mike’s blow for equal objectification
Magic Mike XXL: Channing Tatum leads the tanned, toned troupe of male strippers

It’s not the first flick this summer to be aimed squarely at a female audience (Fifty Shades of Grey has been the marquee name to date) and it won’t be the last. But Magic Mike is an honest-to-goodness, bare-bones story about the delectation of male flesh. I’m sure there’s a plot somewhere, but reviewers so far have been too distracted by Channing Tatum’s nipples to find it....

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