Okay…I actually PAID to see Magic Mike. Yeah, I admit it and I’m not ashamed of it. Steven Soderbergh is a good director and made a lot of good moves by picking this script…however as a former stripper I did have some issue with some of things that were portrayed in the film…HOWEVER…I am aware that there’s a BIG difference cash flow wise between male strippers and female ones.
Okay, for starters…Magic Mike says he’s been a stripper for 6 years and he’s managed to save up $13,000, for his aspiring furniture making business…yet he has bad credit, and cannot get a loan from the bank? My question is…only $13,000 over 6 years? and…Why don’t you just use your stripping money to start making and selling furniture? I mean, he has a table that he made himself in his living room…why not make a few more and try to sell those with your hard earned g-string money? Maybe get a roommate for the most likely expensive beachfront apartment you have in Tampa, and not have such a big truck that probably costs you so much money in gas expenses….I’m just saying. This is solely my opinion.
Also, I’m still having issues why Mike bailed “The Kid” out of trouble by paying off the bad guys $10,000 for all of the ecstasy he lost at the house party. I’m thinking it was so they wouldn’t go to “The Kid’s” house and hurt his sister that Magic Mike clearly ended up having sex with at the end of the movie…anyways.
Other than that, this film was entertaining. It moved kind of slow. I appreciated the dance numbers the guys had during their club scenes and especially enjoyed Channing Tatum’s sniper act where he spun around and then did some cool breakdancing moves on the floor. Matthew McConaughey was pretty spectacular and cheesy in his role. So this movie was just about everything I had wanted and expected it to be…except for the fact that Magic Mike hadn’t been saving as much money as he could’ve potentially saved over 6 years of stripping.
I guess it’s important to realize that most people in the strip club industry DON’T save their money…so maybe the moral and point of this blog today is: Strippers, start saving your money. You cannot strip forever! Don’t snort it up your nose or drink it all away.