Magic Mike

14 07 2012

Last night a group of friends and I went out to dinner before heading to the movie of the summer “Magic Mike”. Dinner was a great time as it always is when you get together with good group of ladies however I noticed that our ordering habits have changed. Gone are the days of ordering an appetizer and a meal. Everyone forgo’d the appetizer and most shared meals using “we want to have popcorn at the theatre tonight. When we were young if you didn’t order an appetizer or dessert it meant that it wasn’t in the budget but last night meant that we are watching our calories because we have hit our 40’s and still want our butts to fit in the seats the next time we visit the theatre. We did have one younger gal with us who was pregnant and so when she ordered the cheesecake we all rallied around her justifying it by saying that it was for the baby and that the cheese in the cheesecake and the fresh strawberries on the side covered two major food groups

I normally would never have considered attending a movie like Magic Mike because I would have thought about whether my husband would be comfortable with me going to a movie based on male strippers but being single I do not have to take that into consideration. I said yes immediately when I was asked to go for dinner and to the movie. Never ever in a million years would I have thought that I would receive the reaction that I did from my son.  When he asked what movie I was going to I was completely honest and he said but you are a mom? Moms don’t go to movies about male strippers. Then he asked me to please not tell any of his friends because that would be embarrassing, News Flash kiddo “your friend’s moms were sitting beside me in the theatre.

 I enjoyed watching the people around me in the theatre. The|”Oh Yes” that was exclaimed the second Channing Tatum hit the screen made almost everyone laugh out loud (or lol for your younger folk) , there were people covering their faces and peeking from behind their fingers( I’ll admit I was one of them in a few of the scenes). There was the lone male ( who wins boyfriend of the year award for not walking out) who sat with his arms crossed the entire time pissed off that he had been tricked into coming to a movie that I’m sure the thought was a documentary about Michael Jordan. That’s what you get for going away to the oilfields to work to rake in the dough-you miss all the movie hype.

Women are much more vocal in a theatre when they are not accompanied my men. I laughed at each “ “oh my god” ( OMG) and “ did you see that” that was exclaimed loudly by many of the women around me. Some women had even smuggled in alcohol. I am not sure if it was to enhance their experience or to help with the shock of seeing a man that still had their abs and tight butts.

I do however, think that the movie theatres completely missed the boat on the Magic Mike Movie. If I was running the theatres I would have transformed the lobby of the theater into a night club while, the crowd, of unsuspecting women were inside being mesmerized by the mostly naked hard bodies flaunting their bodies on the screen. I would have treated it like ladies nights back in the day when the clubs would have male strippers come in for a couple hours and then allow men in for a reduced cover charge where they would be prayed on by women who were all hot and bothered after the show (I am speaking purely on what I was told by my friends who would dare participate in such an event).  I think the theatres would make a killing if they let men in 20 minutes before the movie was out and made the lobby into a temporary night club. They could have a back door exit for those women who wanted to get home to their husbands before their amorous mood wore off.

Magic Mike is definitely an Academy Awards contender if they add categories for “ Best Abs” and “ the Best Butt” award. Until then it a very good distraction and a fun activity to do with your best girl friends.


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14 07 2012
Lola

OMG Cher, YOU are hilarious! Welcome to the New world.

15 07 2012
Michael Adrian Hanson

MOST OF US OLDER MEN STILL THINK WE HAVE ABS AND ALL THAT OTHER GOOD STUFF, THE ONLY THING WE THINK WE LOOSE WHEN WE GET OLDER IS OUR EYE SIGHT (WHEN WE ARE LOOKING IN THE MIRROR, APPARENTLY IT IS 20-20 WHEN NOT LOOKING IN THE MIRROR ), LOVE YOUR WRITING, VERY REFRESHING . IT IS A WHOLE NEW WORLD TODAY ISN’T IT….

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