Happy “Magic Mike” day! Last night, the star of The Most Important Movie Ever Made About Strippers, Channing Tatum, stop by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and donned a wig and glass for Jimmy’s regular “Ew!” segment. I love a man that embraces his feminine side. Clip above!
So, i flew from NYC to San Jose, CA last night (for the gymnastics Olympics trials, woot!), arriving at my hotel after midnight PST. That means I didn’t get to bed until after 3 a.m. EST. I tossed and turned and then woke up to do my usual East Coast radio gig at, grr, 5:30 a.m. PST. Basically, I got around four hours of sleep and am totally out of it. Or I wasssss until I turned on “The Today Show” to discover Channing Tatum — star of the Most Important Movie About Male Strippers Ever, “Magic Mike” — showing off his sexy dance moves (along with co-star Joe Manganiello). Suddenly, I’m like, GOOD MORNING, WORLD, LET’S DO THIS SHIZ! Clip above.
Two days, y’all. That’s 48 hours until Channing Tatum thrusts his hips on the big screen in “Magic Mike”. At this point, I’ve watched the trailer (and you can watch it above!) more times than I could count and my enthusiasm for the movie — which I predict will be both entertaining and funny and a really good film in the artistic sense — is through the roof. Here are six things I’m most looking forward to about “Magic Mike.” (With bonus GIFs after the jump!) Keep reading »
“The fireman routine was in the script, the silhouette dance was in the script, but the one thing I said going into it was, “Guys, please, I’m up for these two classical sword-and-sandal pictures and I’m meeting with directors on them. Please don’t put me in a gladiator outfit, I don’t want to scare them off.” And sure enough, I get to my costume fitting and they’re like, “Oh my God, we’ve got this great gladiator suit!” And I’m like, “Guys, I am not doing the gladiator.” And so the compromise was that we had this great piece of classical music and I thought, Man, what if I was made out of stone and then I broke out of the stone and formed all the famous statues, like The Thinker, and you could paint me marble? It’d be awesome: The statue come to life. And then production came back to me and they were like, “No, you know what? We found these giant ten-foot-high gold statues, so let’s paint you gold.” And I’m like, “That makes no sense at all, but fine.” So the day of shooting, there was a team of five women and it took over an hour and they just covered me, every crevice, in gold. And the costumers gave me this gold lamé thong with a fig leaf on the front, and I just went for it.”
– Joe Manganiello, on the artful stripping routines in “Magic Mike.” Nobody puts Baby Joe in a gladiator outfit! [NYMag.com]
In honor of the movie that every woman and gay man with a pulse will be masturbating to come Friday — and what at least one critic has called “The ‘Citizen Kane’ of stripper movies” — I have scoured the internet and assembled all the “Magic Mike” GIFs worth drooling over. Behold, bare asses, pelvic thrusts, grinding hips, T-shirts being ripped off, and other various states of the hot cast undressed. (Duh, NSFW.) You are so fucking welcome.
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