Magic Mike

Forbidden Nights Leave Ladies Short-Dicked

Went to see male strip troupe Forbidden Nights at a theatre in North East England this week – I’m a sucker for a bit of culture, me. And who could resist an evening billed as a ‘spectacle of desires, passion and excitement’ filled with ‘acrobats, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers’? Especially when they ‘have not only mastered the art of strip tease, but do it in a way that has never been done before’. A new way to flash your tackle? No wonder… Read More »Forbidden Nights Leave Ladies Short-Dicked

Hold the Baby Gravy: KFC’s Indigestible Chickendales Ad

Colonel Sanders has really upped his abs game. In a new Mother’s Day-themed KFC ad he leads a selection of prime succulents: stripped, battered and deep-fried, covered in MILFy sauciness – just begging to be eaten. ‘I LOVE you mom!’ So many baskets and buns – so little time. OK, it’s fingerlickingly awful. Mind you, you have to give it credit for taking on not one but two taboos in one ad: cannibalism and incest. It’s possible of course, in an age of viral annoying… Read More »Hold the Baby Gravy: KFC’s Indigestible Chickendales Ad

Rio Sporno – How Male Stripping Became An Olympic Sport

Mark Simpson on the happy, warm – if scantily-dressed – memories of 2016 Last summer in Brazil, a tiny island in the South Pacific took on all the major sporting superpowers – and won the Olympics. Before a starting pistol was even fired. When the flag bearer for Tonga, Pita Taukatofua, 32, made his sensational appearance at the opening ceremony in Rio, wearing just a grass skirt, a gallon of baby oil and a saucy grin – while gripping his massive flagpole with both hands – he… Read More »Rio Sporno – How Male Stripping Became An Olympic Sport

Magic Mike XXL: What It Tells Us About Modern Manhood

“The Magic Mike movies are, truth be told, a bit of a nostalgia trip. ‘Male stripping’ is actually rather retro. It emerged as a phenomenon in the now impossibly innocent-looking 90s when the Chippendales and their orange muscles framed by bow ties, white cuffs and permed hair drove women wild – and Channing Tatum himself was working as a stripper in Florida, before he became a Hollywood sex object.” Yours musing on today’s stripped-down stuffed-crotch masculinity in The Telegraph.

Male Body Rolling

I’m really looking forwards to this doc La Bare, about a male stripper club in Dallas, released later this month. This single clip is more sensual than anything in Magic Mike. Except the bit where he goes to take a piss after a hard night’s partying. And that’s just accidental buttock roll. I have no idea how to body roll, and I suspect it would be medically inadvisable at my age – let alone aesthetically. But it certainly looks quite something when muscular men do… Read More »Male Body Rolling