First Trailer: “Magic Mike XXL”

The first trailer has gone online for “Magic Mike XXL,” the upcoming sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 stripper drama. The original film was sold on the hard bodies to a mostly female and gay male crowd, but actually turned out to be a surprisingly serious movie aimed predominantly at straight men and dealing with the reality of the American dream.

The sequel seems to be taking a different approach, targeting something a bit more along the lines of a road trip comedy and will again probably appeal mostly to straight men. However, like the last film, this is again being sold on the ‘man candy’ with shots here ranging from a sweaty Channing Tatum dancing, to a suggestive act involving a water bottle.