Tuesday night I’ll be at an advanced screening of Magic Mike XXL, complete with free popcorn and drinks (both of the soda and adult variety), raffle baskets and goody bags. At first, I wasn’t telling anyone I was invited. When asked if I was going to see the movie, I dithered and giggled. Then I remembered the dozens of well-written, enlightening articles I’ve read on female sexuality, the female gaze, and our media and society’s struggle to accept them. Society might prefer that I be bashful about wanting to go see Matt Bomer shake his booty…but I ain’t gonna. I won’t pretend I’m not excited to see Twitch groove to some Dub Step with his shirt off, because I am super excited. I can’t wait to see this movie!
Admittedly, the story line for the first was fairly dark given the first thirty minutes of the film, but I liked it. The characters’ arcs interested me, and I enjoyed all the pretty men dancing around in Speedos. I have no idea what will happen in XXL, but I do know Matt Bomer will be there looking gorgeous, Channing Tatum is going to roll his abs and dance his ass off, and Twitch will be there with his phenomenal hip hop moves, making me want to sign up for a class. So, if you’re waiting on me to be embarrassed about enjoying these movies (or good looking guys who can shake their groove thing) – keep waiting. 😉