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Magic Mike XXL

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Let me preface this by giving a little bit of background.:
I went to go see the first Magic Mike opening night.  I was skeptical, to say the least.  Despite me being the correct age and gender for the demographic of a film such as Magic Mike, I don’t really go in for the whole male entertainer thing.   I blame my parents, who are Catholic and Protestant by nurture and Midwestern by nature.  As an only child, with no older sibling to show me the way, my upbringing was fairly tame.  I legitimately watched Dirty Dancing for the dancing, not the dirty, and even by high school, a fully- clothed Justin Timberlake adorned my walls.  To say that body image issues factored into my adolescence would be to really sell that phrase short, so the idea that there were people who could get paid for taking off their clothes was nearly as outlandish as getting asked to the prom by Matt Damon. The idea that a big-budget movie would put male dancers on a screen the size of a two-story building did not n…