Weekend Viewing: La Bare

La Bare is the name of a popular male strip club in Dallas. But the name could also easily refer to what the club’s strippers do in this documentary, revealing that what a woman sees on stage is only for show, allowing the viewer to see how they truly feel about their job. Coming off the popularity of the Steven Soderbergh-directed film Magic Mike about male strippers, one of the film’s stars, Joe Manganiello (Alcide in True Blood) directed this documentary with great sensitivity, allowing the dancers to be themselves and exposes what it’s really like to work as a male stripper. The mentor/father figure of the La Bare strippers is Randy, whose stage name is “Master Blaster.” He watches over the men, supplying each new employee with a manual of guidelines that he… Continue

It’s Raining Men…Again

Channing Tatum fans, rejoice: The sequel to Magic Mike will start shooting this fall, according to New York Magazine.  The title? Magic Mike XXL. Yeah, they did. And if for some reason you missed this male stripper movie the first time around, call HBO immediately. (It’s available On Demand this month). It’s the full package, so to speak: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, and Mathew McConaughey pre-Oscar win. (Or, if you want to take a shortcut, go to YouTube and search “Channing Tatum Pony dance.” I wish I could post it here – really, I do. ) What did you think of this movie, and will you be going back for more?