In a weird turn of events yesterday I ended up watching Magic Mike 2 yesterday (you make ask how: well our local cinema does a sneak preview of films but you don’t get to choose- they pick a random film and you don’t know until it starts) and anyhow sat through the whole thing and to be honest I didnt really hate it, it kind of lacked storyline but some parts were pretty funny.
But obviously it was never going to be the most hard hitting of films, but it got me thinking ‘what would this be like the other way round?’ If it was the story of 5 female strippers..
If men went to watch and clapped and woo’d as scantily clad women appeared on screen?
There would be blooming uproar! That would just never even be an idea for s film!
So why is it okay now? Is it okay to accept films about stripping, when the strippers themselves are pretty much without hope as long as said strippers are male?
In parts the film does touch on certain back stories of the characters, characters that want wives and children and the fact that will probably never happen for them and you do feel a bit sad but it is all a bit overshadowed by a dance/stripping competition (seriously Channing Tatum have you tried to do a film without one?!) at the end. And then you realise it’s all about the eye candy again.
Do we kind of brush the weirdness off of a stripper film because obviously men don’t ever do anything they don’t want to do?
Tell me what you think about it…