Channing who? Okay, so I admit that I had absolutely no desire to run out and see this “Magic Mike” movie or jump on the Tatum bandwagon. Then I get a call from a friend of mine, inviting me out to see the movie. I always have a great time with this friend, so I figured I would sit through her choice of movie, knowing that I’d have fun just being out with the girls.
The theater was packed with women. There was so much estrogen in that room I almost grew a third boob just from breathing it all in. These women were dressed as though they were going to an actual strip joint. The excitement in the room was intense, and I wasn’t getting it. I just wanted some popcorn. So the movie starts and you can hear giddy laughter all over the place. Channing Tatum is on the big screen, and all at once, I totally get it. I see what all the hype is about. He easily surpasses the beauty of every greek god, and there’s a certain charm and believability in his acting.
The first strip scene begins, and I’m not kidding, half of the women’s panties just fell off right there in the theater. There was screaming and hollering, girls passing out, and I got hit on the head with several wads of dollar bills. (Okay, I’m exaggerating, but not by much) I wondered if these women knew that Channing Tatum was not actually there. It was like they thought he could hear them or something. It was interesting to see how wild these girls get over someone they’ve never even met. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with admiring his beauty. He has a ton of it. Plus, this guy can move! He comes across as a vulnerable bad ass, and it’s very easy to get wrapped up in the Tatum obsession.
I had a lot of fun at the movie. The energy in the room was great, and the story line was good, although I don’t think anybody was really paying attention. I’m pretty sure we were all looking into how to become an extra on the next Tatum movie.
* This made me laugh until snot came out of my nose. http://thislifeinphotos.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/film-review-magic-mike/