We’re psyched that Warner BrosÂ has releasedÂ another photo from Steven Soderbergh‘s stripper movie — it never gets old to say –Â Magic Mike, but it’s not quite what we expected. Where are all the thongs? After all the set photos of the movie’s shirtless stars, you would expect that every promotional shot leading up to the first trailer, and then the summer release, would star their rippling, waxed chests.Â After all, when your movie is based on Channing Tatum‘s former life as a stripper and he looked like this…
…you expect some accuracy from the costume department.
Really, I’m kidding. It’s a lot of fun just to see the costumes for this film, which promise to be outrageous: Past shots have included Matthew McConaugheyÂ as (shirtless) Uncle Sam and Channing in training fatigues. Plus, Wendi McLendon-CoveyÂ recently hinted at what other ridiculous looks we can expect. Even though she also missed out on the nude scenes, it wasn’t all bad:
“But I got to be there on days when they were fitting the guys with their wigs and creating their looksâ€”which are lusciously funny without meaning to be. To me the movie is going to be likeÂ Boogie Nights, in that they’re encompassed in this word and they don’t see anything outside of this world. And they just live for that. So it’s intentionally funny.”
But for now, we’ll enjoy Matt BomerÂ – look at that fierce concentration! — Channing, Adam Rodriguez, and Joe ManganielloÂ strutting their stuff in velour and leather.
Photo:Â Claudette Barius/Warner Bros