Mark your calendars for March 2017, when Magic Mike Live will open in Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. All those words in combination should strike fear into my heart, but all I can feel is the bass pounding.

Channing Tatum has struck some sort of promotional deal with Cosmopolitan that was announced Wednesday night at Hearst Digital Media’s NewFront House Party. This is one of the fruits of their labors posted to Tatum’s Instagram:

I feel pandered to, but in a way that makes me want them to take all my money. In an interview, Tatum describes exactly what Gentleladies can expect in this classiest of looking-no-touching stage shows:

“Even when I was actually stripping, it didn’t feel like it was for the women,” Channing told Cosmopolitan.com after his presentation. “It felt like it was more for the guy to go up and feel good about himself. It was like, ‘Hey, look at me’ [rolls his torso in a creepy way]. It was in the glam rock [era] where dudes thought they were rock stars, and they were sort of living out these fantasies.”

“We want to create a place for women that is their gentlemen’s club, their Playboy club. It shouldn’t be sleazy. [You shouldn’t feel] nervous to go there because you feel unsafe; we want to create the polar opposite of that.”

This may be a contested opinion, but I love the Magic Mike movies, even the weird depressing one. Sometimes you do want a safe place to just go and be horny without judgement.

Image via Warner Bros.


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