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Magic Mike

by Meghann on July 3, 2012

Oh, Yes! Oh, Yes! Oh, Yes!

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Say what you wish about Magic Mike, I for one couldn’t wait to see it tonight. Poor reviews? Weak storyline? Pshh… didn’t faze me a bit. We all know what the real meat behind the film is anyways…

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…at least that’s the meat I was interested in. 2 hours of pure eye candy?! How could you go wrong?

It helps when you have a group of girlfriends who are just as excited to see it as you are.

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2 weeks worth of texting and planning – that’s how excited we were. :)

Pre-movie snack of mango.

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Pre-movie dinner of edamame, veggie scramble, and an english muffin.

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Showtime!

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I’ll admit that the storyline – and acting! – needed some work, but it was a fun movie that was worth a night out with the girls to see. Plus, the whole film was based in Tampa (gotta represent!), which was a fun little bonus. One scene even took place at my favorite restaurant in Ybor (The Bricks!) and we were able to recognize a few other spots in the area.

Unfortunately “Xquisite” was completely fictional.

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The storefront is actually a sports bar in St. Pete called Wilson’s. I’m honestly not even sure there is an all male dance revue in the Tampa Bay area. There are plenty of places to watch females bare all, but I’m not sure about guys – I think the males only do private parties (heard something about this on the radio this morning). hmm…

Also, I know the film is based loosely off of Channing’s brief stint as a male stripper in the Tampa Bay area, which led me to immediately google his life history and discover that he attended high school where I do track speedwork. Small world!

After the movie we hit up Pinkberry for FroYo.

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I ordered peanut butter/mango with blueberries, granola, and oreo pieces.

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Man, Pinkberry is pricey. Over $5 for a small?! I’ll be sticking to self-serve from now on, thankyouverymuch.

Have you seen Magic Mike? What did you think?

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