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:

Although I was - embarrassingly - the only one in the audience to laugh out loud when he stomped in complaining about "Twilight ... all that vampire bullshit!"

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.


Jo said...


Well, that's nice!

Lucy Felthouse said...

I laughed out loud at the Twilight comment, too. Granted, we weren't in the same cinema at the same time, but I thought it might make you feel better ;)

Absolutely loved the bit in the garage with the BSB song. Was cracking up.

Agree there was (sadly) less nudity than I expected.

Also... is it just me, or didn't it really have an ending?

Janine Ashbless said...

Thank you Lucy - I do feel better!

I REALLY liked the abrupt ending - they didn't tie it up with everyone living HEA. It was literally just a buddy movie about that triumphant moment :-)