Dear Steven Soderbergh,
So - we’ve already established our undying admiration and respect for you and your work on Magic Mike. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have a few reservations.
For example, let’s consider “Magic Mike TV Spot #4.” It’s almost perfect. Almost. And then you get to the scene at 00:20. This perfectly encapsulates our initial reaction:
But once we sang and danced our frustrations out, much like Zac Efron in High School Musical 2, we decided that we should do something more constructive about our concerns - write to you about them.
So here we are.
We’re just looking to open a constructive conversation, so that as you start to consider Magic Mike 2 (it’s clearly a trilogy), you can keep some of our concerns in mind.
1. WHY DOES CODY HORN’S CHARACTER NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT MAGIC MIKE DOES FOR TWENTIES (see above at 00:20)? It just makes no sense. Ever since we saw the first preview, we don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that we’ve spent at least a few hours a day thinking about what it is that he does and wishing that he would show us. So imagine our surprise that when offered the opportunity to find out (and be shown, not just told), her character unequivocally just says no. This seems to be related to some of her deeper issues with who Magic Mike is. Why does she not accept him for who he is? Why does she want him to change? Why doesn’t she want to see his best and most successful skill - he’s clearly proud of it. If given the opportunity, we’re not sure that there exists a single human being who would actually say no. It just seems like this scene is removed from reality.
2. Is it really a good idea to encourage the custom furniture design? Does anyone really need/should anyone really have a glass table with steel bottles as the base?
3. Why is Kevin Nash in the movie? And more importantly why does it look like he’s folding his jacket neatly instead of just dropping it and dancing like the others? By the time he’s done handling his jacket; Joe Manganiello has already dropped to the ground, humped it and gotten back up; Matt Bomer has both swiveled his hips and asked us to come hither; and Channing Tatum, well…no words can fully encapsulate all that he (and his hips) do.
That’s all for now. More soon.
with best regards,
Young Feminists for Magic Mike