Will moms go to see ‘Magic Mike’ male stripper movie?

My question is will moms who run the PTA, help in the classrooms and teach in their church programs head to the theater to see a movie about men stripping or will they leave it to the younger ladies? (They don’t necessarily have to do those specific things. I was just elaborating with typical mom duties.)

I have to say that I am predicting they will head in droves to see the new Channing Tatum male stripper movie “Magic Mike.” (See the relatively clean trailer above. For the more explicit Red Band trailer click here.)

I don’t think many moms would go to the actual strip club so seeing it at the local AMC is a safe way to experience it.

I saw on Facebook friends forming their posses and already buying tickets for the midnight showing on Thursday night.

Now I don’t want to see it that badly but I do have a plan to see it with a friend. I had to choose wisely. I didn’t want to go with anyone from the school or the church. (I don’t need anybody judging me.) I am planning to go with a friend from Michael’s office.

I think it’s a nice piece of escapism, and I think will guarantee Michael a good night when I get home.

Do you plan to see the movie? Who will you go and see it with? Would you go to a real strip club? Will you take your husband to the movie with you? Why or why not? Which guy in the movie are you most excited about seeing — Channing Tatum or Matthew McConaughey? Matthew looks pretty darn good at 42 compared to Channing’s 32.

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FCM on my cell

June 29th, 2012
5:22 am

This one plans to go see it. McCaughney & Channing have been on the talk show cicuit. They ate engaging to watch. However make no mistake….the 6pack abs are a big reason I will be there.

Leave the hubby or boyfriend at home. Go mske a girls night of it. View the time for what it is, harmless fun.

FCM on my cell

June 29th, 2012
5:25 am

Btw…Channing said that the extras went more crazy for McCuaghney then any of the other actors. To the point they stripped him of his thong.

Fred ™

June 29th, 2012
5:54 am

Lord have mercy TWG, you ARE a glutton for punishment. I can’t even imagine the snarky personal comments you are going to get on this one.

It’s a shame really because I see this as a fun topic that SHOULD garner a slew of cute, lighthearted, and funny comments (such as FMC’s 5:25 lol).

Hope I’m wrong on the snarky prediction. This movie should DEFINITIVELY redefine the term “chick flick.”

Fred ™

June 29th, 2012
5:55 am

Can’t wait to read what shaggy writes lol.

Sluggo

June 29th, 2012
6:11 am

Double standard ladies? Women complain if they are objectified. Here we have an open celebration of beefcake.

guy

June 29th, 2012
6:46 am

don’t worry. through the magic of the internet/this blog, you can still be judged from anywhere in the world.

malleesmom

June 29th, 2012
7:24 am

not going to see it.

Jeff

June 29th, 2012
7:41 am

I’m glad women are finally outing themselves to liking p0rn.

Augusta

June 29th, 2012
7:51 am

Naw, it’s not that appealing to me…..but if a friend calls and says hey you want to go, I might.

But I certainly do NOT worry about who’s going to see me in the theater. Good Lord Theresa, live your life for yourself, not for other’s MAY think about you……you can’t stop people from talking, so you might as well get out there and have a little fun.

My neighbor doens’t know how to have fun. When we all get together, she’s the one who just sits and smokes her cigarettes. even when we go to the lake to float around, she sits on the beach. She feels guilty if she is having fun without her family. I feel bad for her. I have such a great group of girlfriends, some I have known since I was in high school. We are all married, and we have a blast when we go out on Girlfriend date night.

So don’t worry Theresa what others think. Live your LIFE for yourself and no one else!!!

Techmom

June 29th, 2012
8:22 am

Most of my girlfriends are planning on seeing it… I have one small group of girlfriends who are going to the noon showing today! I’m debating about playing hooky for a couple of hours. Oh and they’re all the typical moms and none of them care who sees them at the movie!

And TWG, we live in the Bible Belt and no one cares who sees us- quit worrying about what other think so much!

FCM

June 29th, 2012
8:23 am

@Sluggo–the actors have said that they learned something….YES they totally get they were being objectified. However, they learned that man and women go see this kind of thing for different reasons.

TWG’s worry about what others think/who will see her is exactly on target. Women go see these things together to giggle and have fun…mostly by seeing they get most embarassed. And, for the most part, when women leave they are not still dreaming of the adorable man on the stage…believe it or not when they come home to you, they are really are with YOU.

yuki

June 29th, 2012
9:05 am

I would see anything with Channing Tatum in it. This is just a bonus!!!!

Denise

June 29th, 2012
9:17 am

Ha! My married with children girlfriends and I are going and don’t give a flip who will see us!!! I’m grown and I pay all of my bills. We have been planning this for weeks. We’ll be going to dinner before. I just hope we don’t hoot and holler when MM gets on screen with his sexy self. As for the objectification of women…when a woman comes on screen near buck nekkid or scantily clad, what does she expect? I know when I am scantily clad (as much as my modest 39 year old self does it these days…which isn’t much) I expect (and want) men to look and, hopefully, admire. LOL!

Working Mom

June 29th, 2012
9:56 am

I already have a date planned with one of my girlfriends. It’s just a movie, and if someone is going to judge me because of a movie I’m seeing, then let them judge.

A

June 29th, 2012
10:26 am

I don’t care if he’s gay, but Matt Bomer is the hottest guy in this movie!

Erin

June 29th, 2012
11:15 am

I’m totally going with some girlfriends tomorrow … Who *cares* if someone from school or church sees you?

I have a friend who already saw it during a sneak preview showing … she absolutely LOVED it, whooped it up and had a great time. And this is a pretty conservative, straight-laced woman, but she really let loose!

I bet a lot of husbands and boyfriends are going to have an awesome time after the wives/girlfriends see this movie!

Erin

June 29th, 2012
11:18 am

Oh, and my friend loves, loves, loves, loves Channing Tatum and was almost too hot and bothered to talk about his role, but she also couldn’t stop raving about how flexible and crazy some of MM’s moves are in the movie. She didn’t say so, but I bet she’s pretty envious of MM’s wife!

Augusta

June 29th, 2012
11:29 am

Theresa says she’s worried someone from church might see her in the movie. I wonder, how would she feel seeing that church person there? WOuld she make the same judgement???

Scooby

June 29th, 2012
11:47 am

Afraid someone might see you? Is it only showing at one theatre in Atlanta? It’s a definite date for Matt Bomer, me and a couple glasses of wine at the Fork and Screen!

Sarah

June 29th, 2012
11:48 am

The timing of this movie is perfect. After 50 Shades of Grey filled our imaginations, a little dancing beefcake to look at is exactly what the doctor ordered! My husband doesn’t mind, he reaps all the benefits.

I think it’s silly to worry if someone from the community will see you there. This is the 21st century. Women LIKE sex, sexy things, sexy men, and yes, even a good sex toy….and that is okay.

Rose

June 29th, 2012
12:00 pm

Absolutely will be going and with my 25 year old daughter. Channing Tatum is someone who was not even on my radar until “Dear John”. The movie was ok, but I thought who is this kid (he is a child to me, age wise)? Hot, cute and what a body!! Matthew and Matt Bomer and whoever else that is in it will be the bonus. And I was the room mother, team mother, PTA, book club. What does that have to do with anything? Certainly does not define who I am or what my other interests might be. Harmless fun and eye candy!

Denise

June 29th, 2012
12:03 pm

@Scooby – I hope you have bought your ticket for Fork and Screen already. Yesterday morning I tried to get tickets for tonight’s 8:30 show and it was sold out.

Obama

June 29th, 2012
12:06 pm

I plan on introducing a plan to tax all of the women that don’t buy a ticket to see this movie.

Rose

June 29th, 2012
12:08 pm

And could care less who see me there!! And yes, I’ve been to a male strip bar too and it wasn’t Swinging Richard’s (geared toward gay men). It was the Coronet Club on Roswell Rd. Used to be on one side were female strippers and on the other side of the room were male strippers. Fair but a fun time for a bunch of women. Been happily married for 33 years. Not a big deal, people. It’s a movie.

John Daly

June 29th, 2012
12:44 pm

My wife said she was going to see it. I said “Fine, the next night I’m going to the Cheetah.” She’s re-thinking her position.

FCM

June 29th, 2012
1:25 pm

To those thinking it is about time we women admitted to this….um, where were you when discussed “The List”……And yes, Mr. McCaughney is still on my top 5 but no longer #1

Stacey

June 29th, 2012
2:46 pm

Doesn’t appeal to me but several of my coworkers are going together after work today. They went at lunch and got tickets and plan to go to dinner before hand. I’ve never been in to window shopping so the idea of a strip show doesn’t really appeal to me. I love to read and find that my imagination tends to be generous so I’m often disappointed by the movie depections.

malleesmom

June 29th, 2012
3:11 pm

So a friend of mine just posted on FB that she saw the movie today. She took her 14/15 y/o daughters! The mom posted she had to cover her eyes several times because she was embarrassed. Her girls sat behind her along w/ friends. I can only imagine the conversation afterwards. It’s rated R for a reason. (smh)

FCM

June 29th, 2012
5:39 pm

UM, yeah. I am pretty liberal with what my daughters can see…and they aren’t going to be allowed to see this anytime soon. And I can appreciate that MY mom is female and breathing…but I am not inviting her to go see this.

It is like when my grandfather told me a dirty joke after baby #2 was born. “Some things I will NEVER be old enough for.”

Denise

June 30th, 2012
12:21 am

That movie is HOT!!!! And wayyyyyyy too inappropriate for a 14/15 year old. Completely inappropriate.

And I am not ashamed to say we cheered.

tracey

July 1st, 2012
11:28 am

it looks pretty stupid to me, i probably won’t go see it, but will wait for it to come on cable. but matthew mcconaughey is pretty amazing looking..

missnadine

July 1st, 2012
1:32 pm

I cringe when you describe moms as only being PTA heads, or church volunteers, or class moms. You do realize that this stereotype went out in the 60s right? Just because you gave up up a career doesn’t mean others did. People like you set back the image of women by several decades!

missnadine

July 1st, 2012
1:35 pm

Oh, and Teresa is worried about someone from the church seeing her. What a joke. Does she worry about what they think when she drones on and on about her daughter’s period, and other highly sensitive topics?

FCM

July 2nd, 2012
7:54 am

Miss Nadine…people like you give feminist a bad rap. Deciding to be a SAHM does not set women back.

TWG…did it occur to you that the people from church who are also watching Magic Mike have no right to critize you?

Last, saw the movie yesterday after church. Highly disappointing…the story arch on Channing’s character was great but over all the movie was dark and depressing. Forgive me, but I do not think strippers are supposed to depress the audidance!

missnadine

July 2nd, 2012
10:06 am

FCM. Deciding to be a SAHM does not set, instead of perhaps an executive or doctor, does. Teresa loves to go on and on about sexist stereotypes (just look at her posts about Super Bowl commercials), yet she is just as bad.

FCM

July 2nd, 2012
11:44 am

Miss Nadine….” Deciding to be a SAHM does not set, instead of perhaps an executive or doctor, does” can you please rephrase that….The fragment does not make any sense.

missnadine

July 2nd, 2012
11:59 am

wow. how did I mess that up so much! I think I went to delete a word, but deleted a whole bunch instead. If I had reviewed it, I would have caught it.

I can’t remember exactly what I meant, but this is close: Deciding to be a SAHM does not set women back, but I wonder why Teresa always uses qualifications such as run the PTA, help in the classrooms and teach in their church programs, instead of using an example of a mom who is also an executive or doctor. I think she sets women back, as she never seems to view moms as high-level professionals.

DB

July 2nd, 2012
2:25 pm

Teresa, just remember: To see you at the movies, “they” have to be there, too! So go, enjoy, and if anyone looks down their nose at you, tell ‘em to go f**k themselves. Honestly — at a certain point, who gives a damn what ANYONE else thinks?!

I’m going with my daughter — it will be fun! My husband is invited, but he declined without even trying to pretend that he was “busy” :-D. That’s ok, he’ll get the benefit of the sideeffects!

FCM

July 2nd, 2012
3:25 pm

Miss Nadine. Thank you. Now I understand and redact my comment that your point sets back feminism.

FCM

July 2nd, 2012
3:27 pm

@ DB 3 men (two with wives, one alone–that for some reason I felt had a wife at home) were at the theater when I saw the movie.

I think for me the age to no longer give a rats patootie what people thought was 40. I found being 40 very liberating that way.

LM

July 2nd, 2012
3:30 pm

I know I am late to this, but my daughter and I are going to see it this next weekend. It started as a joke because I had mentioned I had gone by myslef to see a movie while she and my husband went to PCB to vacation with his parents. She jokingly said “did you see Magic Mike”, I started laughing thinking about the odd looks I got going to see Brave by myself, and it would have been even more ackward to sit alone watching Magic Mike. She suggested we go see it together.

missnadine

July 2nd, 2012
8:29 pm

FCM. Thank you! I can’t believe I didn’t notice what I had written. Half the sentence was wiped out.
As a long-term reader of many AJC blogs, you really start to know the authors. To me, TWG has consistently made comments that generalize women’s roles. At least once a week I cringe when I read what she says! This topic was no different.

FCM

July 3rd, 2012
3:29 pm

@ Miss Nandine….the first time I ever wrote on TWG’s comments section I was backing her husband, Michael. Most of the time I end up thinking Michael is right…when she gives his points/view (or he does).

However, since I have been reading her since about 2005…I do basically just find that she is who she is. She is quirky, she is a worrier, she is a dedicated mom & wife, she is a martyr. And like so many others I tell TWG I luv her, BUT……and she does hear that often.

I can no more imagine myself in her shoes (SAHM, supportive husband, hanging out in the pool with friends)….then she probably can imagine mine (Single Mom, seldom a moment to myself, no pool…and his child support has been 10s of 1000s past due since 2005).

The commenters balance out the blog many times. I think that is why the column endures so much. It is why even though TWG’s name is up on top it is difficult to say it is “her” blog. I would think most on here think it is “our” blog.