Well I haven't done this for 2 weeks - been very busy and went on holiday last week to Morocco and London! Was fantastic! I only went to Morocco for a few days but the weather was gorgeous and I had brilliant company! :). I have also joined the gym, got to get Bridesmaid ready for October, so I thought what better way than to get some abs! I'm kidding, I don't think I have any under my spare tyres... but it's worth a go!
So a few of you will recognise where this week's title has come from... yes that's right ladies, MAGIC MIKE! *insert love heart eyes emoji*. Where do I begin? I'll give you a synopsis of the first instalment:
Starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, Dallas (McConaughey) is heading a lucrative business in the male entertainment industry where Mike (Tatum) is his leading star. Along with other male strippers (Alex Pettyfer, Joe Maganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez & Kevin Nash), they are all set for stardom when they plan to branch out worldwide. However, the sequel, XXL, see's that changes have happened within the group. But believe me ladies... it's ALL for the better!
Magic Mike XXL introduces new characters, such as Jada Pinkett Smith as the MC (introducing all the beautiful men on stage), and rapper, Childish Gambino who I just absolutely LOVE! He sings this wee beauty:
You know when you forget a tune and then you remember it and listen to it on repeat? Yeah I have played this sing about 30 times since watching Magic Mike XXL last night...
So the second instalment sees Mike owning his own business outside of the entertainment industry and in something more mundane... He then finds himself going back to meet the boys for a weekend convention and it is a weekend to remember... Look at me talking like I was at the fucking convention myself?! But I tell you what, it felt like I was! All I found myself doing was laughing and blushing... and my mouth was wide open throughout the most part haha!
However I was listening to Radio 1 last week and the cast of the sequel were asked that if the film featured female strippers, would it work? This is was they had to say...
Co-star, Adam Rodriguez concurred stating:
However Jada Pinkett Smith provided a difference of opinion on the matter:
(Images used from the BBC Newsbeat website).
Me personally, I have to agree with Joe and Adam; I find female stripping is obviously of the more exotic and sexual nature and has undertones of seediness. Although Magic Mike connotes sexuality, it is mainly the entertainment value that draws women in and the fact that the men really involve the audience, not just for money, but to put a smile on their face! But I also agree, with Jada, the movie could be done with women but purely as entertaining dancers and was done in a tasteful way. There is a scene in the second instalment where Childish Gambino refers to them all as "healers". Women may not be satisfied with their everyday lives and they lean on Magic Mike and his team to ask them what it is they want... What most women want really?
Pretty sure you ladies won't mind watching this... that's of course if you're any red blooded woman?! Enjoy!