So yeah. After allllll that, the jiggling minions who spent their hard earned George Ws (the film had earned a paltry $12 million by Monday) on Magic Mike XXL this 4th of July weekend were almost entirely women. Not that that news is the shock of the century… but ninety-six percent is really quite mighty high, particularly when you consider how intently Tatum & Co. were pandering to gay audiences (particularly during the Los Angeles Gay Pride parade.
So, it begs the question: Where were all the gay men? Rehoboth Beach? Fire Island? (At least at those vacation spots, you can spend hours ogling real-life muscle men in Speedos, and even meet/hook up with one.)
Perhaps we never quite forgave the original Magic Mike for being so low on male nudity, and so high on after-school-special angst. (GHB?) After all, the hottest scenes from the first film inexplicably wound up on the cutting room floor. (That link, incidentally, is rather NSFW.)
We’re genuinely curious: why didn’t you see Magic Mike XXL? What were you doing instead? (Full disclosure: We haven’t seen it, either.)
h/t: The Wrap