Magic Mike Live has opened at London's Hippodrome Casino site. A real-time spinoff of the prominent Channing Tatum male pole dancer flicks, the program flaunts a cast of musclebound men dancing for your focus. Yet is it gay-friendly?
A recent performance inside the Coliseum's 300-capacity theatre was well-attended-- by 295 wild ladies and also all but five guys. That's excluding the professional dancers, certainly.
Magic Mike Live is everything about marketing a sensual fantasy to cisgender, straight women. Or, rather, what males-- Tatum, specifically-- think ladies want from a sensual dream. The narrative of this program (yes, there is a story!) is that a normal female from Nottingham has dreamed up this army of dude bros to delight her every impulse, as well as those of some of the women in the audience, too.
Over 90 minutes, the band of #bros twist on phase, grind on anything they can find-- whether it be the floor, a chair, or perhaps someone's unsuspecting and also mortified nan-- and whip their garments off so effortlessly that they put Kylie Minogue's fast modification abilities to shame. All the while, they coo to the \"special ladies\" in the target market in one of the most heteronormative means.
The boys in Magic Mike Live are undeniably warm with their washboard abdominals as well as completely groomed bodies, however queer target markets could find themselves frustrated by the show's narrow emphasis.
There is lots of titillation in Magic Mike Live yet as male performance reveals go, the likes of Briefs, one more manufacturing presently in Leicester Square, uses an extra diverse series of performance-- and also different shapes and sizes-- than this set.
It's a pity, since Magic Mike Live might be enjoyable for all if there was even more of addition of different audiences mirrored within the program.
For what it is, though, it's commendable that Channing Tatum has managed to turn his male stripper past into a lucrative media franchise.