Post # 1
I am an avid fan of IMDB.com and just visited the “Magic Mike” page and forum. I was shocked, amused and amazed at how mnay men wrote about how this movie objectifies men, how it shows how truly shallow women really are, how women only want drop-dead gorgeous guys and drop-dead gorgeous guys who have money. It amuses me because movies and other media have objectified women for AGES. And now one little movie comes out with good-looking men and some men can’t seem to handle it? Frankly, I am GLAD for this movie. I get tired of seeing these Hollywood pairings of average looking guy with gorgeous woman. And really, while men may typically be “visual” creatures, we women like to look at handsome men, too! I don’t think men and women are that different on that regard. What do you think, ladies? Will you be seeing this movie?
Post # 3
@KittyKatz: I wonder if those same guys posted comments on the movie striptease or any other similar and went on about how those woman are being objectified. haha
They are just jealous. I am watching it with my girlfriends but my hubby is a bit annoyed but wont say so. hehe
Post # 4
@KittyKatz: HA! How’s that for a double standard! I will WANT to see this, if I can get my BFF to go we’ll go see it. I love Matthew MaConoughey (however the hell you spell it.) But… my BFF and I LIVED that movie already when we went to Las Vegas, Thunder From Down Under ohhh yes, so no huge sweat if we don’t make it lol
Post # 5
Exactly!!! It’s a complete double standard! One guy even wrote “how can guys who don’t look like Channing Tatum ever get dates after this movie? Women will only want guys like that!” Um… women like to LOOK at guys like that and if we can get hot and heavy with one just once that’d be pretty damn awesome, too! But that’s like saying all men only want Megan Fox or Angelina Jolie – well, Jolie before she got too skinny and did that weird leg pose at the Oscars.
Post # 6
OMG the Angelina Jolie comment almost made me pee my pants lol
Post # 7
I guess I feel that I wouldn’t be comfortable with my man seeing a movie about female strippers so I would respect him in the same way. Although I’ll admit it’s taken me awhile to come to this. I definitely drooooled in the theatre at the trailer 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch
I just saw this movie today.. hehe.
My fiance doesn’t care that I wanted to go and that I went. He even offered to go with me if I couldn’t find a girlfriend who was able to go. Honestly… men might be able to learn some moves if they go watch it
Post # 9
I’m going to see this movie this week 🙂 and lol about the Angelina Jolie comment
Post # 10
Although I haven’t talked to him about Magic Mike, that’s how my DH feels about male strippers in general…but he feels exactly the same way about female strippers, so no double standard there.
But he would be so stupid as to think that the movie means that all women only want rich men with perfect bodies, anymore than he would say that every other movie on earth means that men only want women with perfect bodies! Oy.
The people posting on that website are probably just assholes who can’t get laid. 🙂
Post # 11
@KittyKatz: I completely agree with what you said.
I probably will see the movie but once it comes out on dvd, I’m too cheap. Fiance and I already plan on renting and watching it together haha. When it first came out I joked about taking him, and he was down.
Post # 12
Um wow what a double standard! I’ve been looking forward to seeing this movie ever since the trailer was released- I’m more then happy to spend a few hours drooling! lol! However Fiance said he won’t be coming to watch it with me at the cinemas because it doesnt appeal to him, but if its a movie i enjoy i plan to get the dvd and make him watch it then – he makes me watch plenty of his boy movies so i think it makes it fair 🙂
and I also lol’d at the angelina jolie comment!
Post # 13
I think I posted this somewhere else but I feel like in every R rated movie I have seen, there is at least one female butt naked and all I get is a shirtless George Clooney. I can’t wait to see this movie! Going on Tuesday for a gno!
Post # 14
@KittyKatz: PREACH IT, SISTAH!!!! ::jazz hands::
I’ve been saying this since I saw the preview for it. Thank the almighty!!! Finally, finally, finally, a leveled playing field is on the horizon. As a woman, I have been horrified for ages at the way women are portrayed in films. It’s about time marketers paid attention to us as valid human beings, and not play things. Turn the tables on the men, have them be appalled, and maybe some things will change.
Post # 15
YES!!! EXACTLY!!! And George Clooney is past his prime, too! Yeesh.
Post # 16
Seriously? Those guys can go cry me a river and hop aboard the SS Get Over It because women have been objectified for as long as I can remember.
Do they have a right to be upset? Sure, but maybe now they might understand what it feels like to only be judged by your looks and how uncomfortable it makes women feel to be reduced to a few physical characteristics without being regarded for integrity or ambition.
I whole heartedly believe it is in our biology to judge other people and whether or not we find them attractive, but using that as a level of worth is something we made up ourselves.