Thursday, July 5, 2012
He wanted to show the gritty underworld of stripping and how ultimately it exploits the performers and uses them up. But let's be honest ladies. Look at the beefcake to the left and tell me you want to go see a bunch of independent grit. No, you want the pop and fizz of Ocean's Eleven and you want to shove your singles down the g-strings of this hunky men.
I wasn't enamored with the girl who was supposed to be Mike's reason for changing. She was wooden and stiff. The character wasn't written all that well and if she gets any nominations it will be because it was a thin year at the multiplex. Channing Tatum as Mike was sympathetic and hunky and I rooted for him to get what he wanted in the end. Matthew, he's crazier than a hoot owl and he probably gave the most fully developed performance as Dallas the owner of the strip club. And his strip tease near the end of the movie is well worth the six dollars I paid to get in.
I'd give it two and a half stars. There are lots of strip scenes where you get to see A LOT of what these men have to offer. You'd pay a twenty dollar cover charge to see a lot worse in real life six bucks ain't bad to see Channing bump and grind to 'Pony' and Mr. Werewolf from True Blood come out in a fireman's uniform.And extras in this movie, I don't think they were acting lol.