Magic Mike XXL hit theaters and now there’s a plethora of male stripper parodies and remakes hitting the Internet.
One Chicago talk show, You &Me This Morning, had their male co-hosts trained by a male stripper and they put together a remake of the Magic Mike XXL trailer.
Conan crashed a Ladies’ Night Out viewing of Magic Mike XXL and hilarity ensued.
What I find most interesting is how lightly a movie about male strippers is received. Men with “dad bodies” are quick to make parodies and everyone is able to laugh about it.
Imagine if there was a stripper movie along the lines of Magic Mike that was all about female strippers.
Would we be seeing parodies made by “average” women? Would we all be able to laugh about it?
Would we see large groups of men renting limos to go hang out together at the theatre?
The two just don’t really compare.
There is no equivalent to male stripper shows in the female stripper world. Yes, there is burlesque, but even that is treated differently.
Is it all about the power mechanics at work?
Male strippers are more often celebrated and applauded. We are not seeing a lot of talk about how male strippers are whores or anything of the kind.
It is more just about a choice they make and they are seen as powerful.
Unless a female stripper is doing burlesque or just playing the role of “stripper” in a movie, she is often looked down upon. She is seen as used and most likely a prostitute.
When and how will this ever change?