Magic Mike XXL, the saucy sequel to Magic Mike, is set to send temperatures soaring this summer when it is released at the start of next month. Channing Tatum takes centre stage once again in this American comedy drama, which follows a group of strippers who perform saucy shows at a strip club in Tampa. In the sequel the strippers take a road trip from Tampa to Myrtle Beach for a stripping convention. Despite Matthew McConaughey (who was awarded for his supporting role in the first film) not making a return to the feature; we can expect fun, frolics and a lot of nudity- which I’m sure we can endure when it’s in the form of the ruggedly handsome Channing Tatum!
After the original premiere took the box office by storm, cashing in $167,221,571- big things are expected when this film hits the screens. Magic Mike attracted an audience of 73% females, 43% of which were over the age of 35- perhaps a guilty pleasure for the older viewer (hardly surprising not many males were in attendance). Perhaps the prospect of watching their other halves drool over the ripped strippers and their sexy six packs was not appealing!
Tatum recently appeared on the Ellen De Generes show promoting the new film and teased that there is little left to the imagination! The full cast also appeared on the Jimmey Kimmel show reveling what the pre film preparation that was involved. From full body waxing and weights to self-tan and sun beds; the cast had to be in tip top form for this, set to be summers box office hit. But it’s not just all about the men! Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett- Smith (Gotham & Madagascar) makes an appearance in the film in a role that was originally wrote for a man.
Magic Mike XXL hits cinemas across the globe on July 1st. This is definitely not one to miss; with its star studied cast, cheeky characters and scenes set to have you giggling from the get go- or drooling!