Magic Mike Mania (with Mary Beth Barone)

HBO Max Movie Club

Oct 3 2022 • 33 mins

“Magic Mike” was the major box office hit to spawn the G-string paradise that would kick off the female frenzy and boost Channing Tatum’s sex symbol status as a movie star. This week, Matt is joined by comedian and friend, Mary Beth Barone, to revisit the cultural phenomenon that took straight women by storm. From the iconic Live stage show to the 3rd installment “Magic Mike’s Last Dance,” the original film became a franchise that could actually make hot beefcakes into art. Following the woes of Maimi’s Magic Mike, the headliner in an all-male revue, the screenplay was inspired by Channings own stint as a roofer by day and professional stripper by night. The film contains clear shock value with much eye candy, but is surprisingly even more shocking with it’s deeper storylines, star-studded cast, and acclimated direction by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh.

Watch on HBO via HBO Max: “Magic Mike” until May 31, 2023 and “Magic Mike XXL” until July 31, 2022. “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” is heading to theaters on February 10, 2023.

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