Thursday, 16 July 2015
Magic Mike XXL
I've just got back out from a girly cinema night watching Magic Mike XXL.
Now let's be honest - this is the reason I went:
Anyway, I just wanted to say it was a better movie than I'd expected. (I haven't seen the prequel, to be clear.) It wasn't the dumb comedy I'd anticipated, although it certainly was funny in many parts; it's a character-driven road movie with dance set pieces. It does NOT have a standard romantic arc, even though you think it's going to. And, rather to my bemusement, it's so pro-female-sexual-agency that it has to rate as the most polemically feminist movie I've seen in years (including trans women, larger women and not-heterosexual women). In fact the nicest thing about it was that it was so much about female enjoyment, and how much the guys loved that.
Okay, so there were other nice things about it too... :-)
I had to look up what Mollies are, though. It's Ecstacy, in old money.