Matthew McConaughey Stripper Flick Packs a Lot of Heat

Ladies. May I interest you in an upcoming movie titled Magic Mike, which director Steven Soderbergh describes as "sexy, funny, and shocking"? What if I told you Magic Mike is inspired by actor Channing Tatum's real-life days as a male stripper? What if I also told you it will star some prime slices of Hollywood beefcake, like Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer—and, of course, Tatum himself?

Back when Tatum was 18, he performed as an exotic dancer named “Chan Crawford," and apparently Soderbergh finds his past intriguing enough to take to the big screen. Magic Mike stars Tatum as a veteran stripper who mentors a younger dancer (Pettyfer), while McConaughey will play a former stripper who owns their club. Which is called, awesomely enough, Xquisite.

So: a bunch of hot dudes as strippers. I don't know about you, but I'm 100 percent on board with this concept. Let's get close up and personal with the various players in this film, shall we?


First of all, we've got McConaughey. Eh, he's never quite done it for me, really, and if I wanted to see him mostly naked, all I'd have to do is look at one of the 40 million paparazzi images of him running on the beach, but I'm not going to complain about those abs. 5/10

I'm pretty sure this is the worst photo of Channing Tatum that exists on the Internet. Let's hope he's not sporting that porn-stache in the film and that someone in makeup powders him down. 3/10

Alex Pettyfer is quite the tasty morsel, but I have to deduct Hotness Points for trying so very hard to be a major asshole. 4/10

Wait, who's this now? Some sort of Seattle hipster who just hopped off his fixie to take a Facebook photo? No, apparently this is Matt Bomer. He looks like he might be cute if you took off the hat and also maybe the clothes. 6/10

DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNER. Joe Manganiello, aka That Hottie Wolf Dude from True Blood, is reportedly in final talks to join the Magic Mike cast. Not only is he by far the most attractive, in my opinion, but his character name is—I swear to god this is true—Big Dick Richie. Hello, that right there alone is worth the price of admission. 10/10!

Who do you think is the hottest cast member in Magic Mike? Cast your vote in the comments!

Images via Flickr/Denise Cross, Flickr/WDPG Share, Flickr/David_Shankbone, Flickr/elhormiguerotv, Flickr/vagueonthehow, HBO

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