In a time where pretty much every flavour of pornography ever made is only a few clicks away, the idea of a studio pushing a film as ‘racy’ seems laughable. From the underwhelming light bondage of “Fifty Shades of Grey” to the first “Magic Mike” film, what equates as racy (asses, a hint of pubes, some basic gyration) feels almost quaint.
So skepticism is naturally there regarding promises about “Magic Mike XXL,” the upcoming sequel which aims to give us what the first film’s marketing promised and the film itself ultimately failed to deliver – plenty of male bump and grind.
Former “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello, who plays Big Dick Richie in the film, spoke with PopSugar about the sequel and talked up how the movie will shock people – at least those who think bukkake is an entree and felching is something catfish do:
“This movie is going to blow people’s minds. There hasn’t been a studio film this racy, this out there, this kind of progressive, probably since the ’70s. And especially in today’s climate, I think movies play it very safe, and this is going to be something that is out there.”
Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Stephen Boss, Michael Strahan, Andie MacDowell and Elizabeth Banks star in the film which hits cinemas on July 1st.