Magic Mike XXL vs. Fifty Shades of Grey

Well, it’s here!

Apparently nobody could wait until Wednesday afternoon to see the first trailer of “Magic Mike XXL” on the Ellen DeGerenes show. From the time I got up on that morning, it was first thing I saw all over my Facebook timeline.  Which was a nice change as everybody has been discussing the pros and cons of wanting to see Fifty Shades over the holiday weekend. As one sexual based film comes (no pun intended!) and a new one taking its place. I’m still wondering about the acting on both films, but a lot of people are in agreement that the first Magic Mike film lacked good acting in the whole story line between the characters. It surprised me of how many of my book blogs pages had been sharing the trailer than any of my friends. It barely made a notch in daily discussion on my Twitter, and I think that surprised me the most because I have quite a few Channing Tatum fans on there.

If you don’t know the background of the films or why every woman will be taking full advantage of ordering their tickets early, it’s about the lives of male strippers onstage and off. There is some heated dance scenes and screaming women (and sometimes men too!). The first movie was about teaching Adam “The Kid” played by Alex Pettyfer the ropes and apparently the second film, they’re going to a convention.Oh dear god! I’ll be honest, watching the first movie made me so uncomfortable and I watched it alone. I don’t know why it made me feel that way, because you all should know by now how many erotica books I’ve read before. I think the reason I felt so weird about it was the fact that if I was ever to go to one of these places like in the films, I’d probably get a special lap dance because of my disability. I’ve always had problems with getting special treatments like that, but this one gets me in a knot. I’m pretty sure I’d be okay now that I’ve technically witnessed in a similar one at Plummer. So who knows, I might get be perfectly fine with it this time around, now that I know what is in store.

I know its one movie my sister won’t be seeing. I doubt she even watched the first one, she HATES Channing Tatum. Can’t deny that he’s a good dancer, but thinks he’s ugly. My mom and I are a totally different story of course! I’ve always been a fan of Channing’s dancing skills and charming good looks. The jaw line alone gets me! Blondie is seeing Fifty Shades Of Grey with her boyfriend and I feel so bad for the boy. I have nobody to take me to see it and that’s one film that my mom will NOT be in the movie theater with me. She’s choosing to see the good in that too! I do think we will be seeing the new Magic Mike film in theaters, at least I can hope for a miracle. It comes out in the summer, so I’m down to see it and then get some ice cream afterwards because I’m going to need something to cool myself down with. The only thing my mom is not happy about is that Matthew McConaughey isn’t in it. I’m happy that Joe Manganiello and Alex are in it again. I have a love/hate for that guy I swear.

Will you be going to see Magic Mike XXL instead of Fifty Shades Of Grey? Or will you be seeing both films this year?