‘Magic Mike’ Red-Band Trailer & TV Spot: Channing Tatum (Almost) Bares It All

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On the off-chance you decided to read this opening paragraph before watching any of the clips featured in this article – bear in mind, these are NSFW promos for an R-Rated, male stripper dramedy titled Magic Mike. If you get busted by your boss for pulling up videos where both Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey (among others) shake their rear ends at the camera, wearing nothing but thongs: it’s your own fault.

Moving on…

Magic Mike is poised to become the latest in a string of successful Tatum vehicles, which began with the romantic drama The Vow and carried on through with the suprisingly popular (and acclaimed) 21 Jump Street reboot. The former reunites Tatum with director Steven Soderbergh; that pair collaborated earlier this year on Haywire (Tatum played a supporting role there) and will join forces again next year, on the pharmacological drama/thriller, The Bitter Pill.

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As was previously suggested by the international Magic Mike trailer – but is fully-illustrated with the red-band promo and TV spot for the film – Soderbergh’s latest “joint” isn’t shy or bashful about showing male strippers in action. Tatum’s own experience working in that industry (prior to his movie career) helped inform the Magic Mike screenplay, which was penned by the actor’s newfound producing partner Reid Carolin. The latter also composed “additional music” for The Vow, will produce Roland Emmerich’s White House Down (starring Tatum), and is working behind-the-scenes with Tatum on the impending Peter Pan revisionist flick, Neverland.

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Channing Tatum leads a brigade of male strippers in 'Magic Mike'

Judging solely by the trailers, one might walk away with the impression that Magic Mike essentially boils down to “Showgirls with men,” minus the (in)famous camp value of that film. Of course, Soderbergh’s movies are known for being marketed as conventional, in terms of both story and style – when, historically, even his mainstream efforts have a tendency to be unique on both counts (see: the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy, Contagion).

One should also consider how Soderbergh has previously likened the tone and artistic design of Magic Mike to an ensemble dramedy made by the late, great Robert Altman (MASH, The Player, Gosford Park). That gives all the more reason to expect more from Soderbergh’s new project than just a standard drama about a performer (Tatum) who is admired by his peers – and has all the fame, money, and attention he could possibly want – but is (say it with us) looking for something more.

Magic Mike opens in theaters around the U.S. on June 29th, 2012.

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Source: Digital Spy

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  1. We’ll have to see (pun unintended). Showgirls was also meant to be more than the sum of its parts (this one, unintended). It is extremely difficult for a movie to, at once, use the dazzling visuals (ahem), and then in the meta context of the movie tell the viewer not to care about the dazzling visuals and see beyond to the truly unique whatever it is that the moviemaker wants to expose in a profund way.

    Especially when the dazzling visuals are not being downplayed but milked for all the marketing it can bring. If the movie ends up spending more of its quality time with the viewer showing the routines (in all of their artistic splendor I’m sure) than it does anything else, then a male Showgirls it will be.

  2. I hope it is as good as it’s trailer!!!

  3. Looks hot. =]

  4. Soderbergh has had quite the interesting career hasn’t he?
    It started as an Indy darling with Sex, Lies and Videotape and then Oscar Winner with Traffic and Erin Brockovich then more mainstream with the Oceans series then back to more Indy stuff with Che and Solaris and so on.
    He also is the DP on most of his films under the name Peter Andrews. And wasn’t he the 2nd unit director on The Hunger Games?
    All my blabbing is to say I admire the guy for not being afraid to do something different. He’s a true artist IMO.
    BTW, my favorite film of his is The Limey. I know it’s not his most well known but I’ve watched it at least 10 times.

  5. Well… I like Steven Soderbergh’s work. And I really like Matt Bomer (from “White Collar”). So even though the trailer makes me blush (LOL), I’m definitely inclined to see the film. I need to support my favorite artists and actors.

    *nods seriously*

    ;D

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