Magic Mike is back and out on DVD, y’all! And this time, they’ve given me just what I wanted and fortunately, that equals a whole lotta something for everyone. Magic Mike XXL felt very necessary, so necessary, in fact, that pretty much everyone needs this movie in their life.
::Hold for dance break::
Let’s reminisce about the last time that we saw our dear, dear stripper friends….
Last time, Channing Tatum brought it with his fine behind and reminded me of why I used to listen to Ginuwine’s “Pony” alone in my room. However, he also brought with him a semi-serious plot– my God. So. Much. Talking. This time around, Magic Mike stayed true to what made the movie so magical in the first place (butts) and skipped the parts that made us all hit fast forward. (Not that anyone I know did that.)
They don’t call it Magic Mike XXL for nothing. This go around, there is extra everything. So Think You Can Dance‘s Twitch, Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino, Michael Strahan (OMG. Try watching Live with Michael & Kelly after this) and the lovely Miss Jada Pinkett-Smith add to the cast, each in their own special way.
Like many people of all ages and races, I have an entire playlist dedicated to lap dancing. They’re my “Bandz A Make Her Dance” jams, if you will. “Bandz A Make Her Dance” is a classic stripper-praise anthem, written and performed by Academy Award winner, Juicy J. My number 1 choice for a stripper song, however, is a bit off a more subtle and nuanced choice. Watch the fantastic video below and then get to practicing. You never know when they might start casting for Magic Mike Triple XL. (A girl can dream, right?)