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First Look: The Men of “Magic Mike”

It could just be the Nyquil martinis talking, but I think I’m ready to declare Magic Mike the best movie of 2012. Will it be Showgirls bad? Or will it be Full Monty good? I honestly don’t care, because Joe Manganiello is playing a character named Big Dick Richie. That’s really all I need to know. In case this is the first you’ve heard of Magic Mike, it’s all about the lives and loves of a group of male strippers. Fantastic. I can’t wait.

The movie stars Channing Tatum, a former stripper himself, as well as Matthew McConaughey, who hasn’t worn a shirt since the early 90s. The image that’s been released seems to have a military or patriotic theme going on, or maybe this is actually a still from the new G.I. Joe movie. In which case, where the hell is the Rock?

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The only thing that might knock Magic Mike off my list of the best movies of 2012 is if it’s rampantly homophobic. Though I certainly don’t expect any make-out scenes, I do expect to see the boys oiling each other up before the show and maybe taking a group shower after. Anything less will be a major disappointment.

Now that I’ve had my say, it’s time to top off my Nyquil with a shot of vodka and dream of Joe “Big Dick Richie” Manganiello. Good night!

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