[[caption-width-right:280:Male objectification: The Movie]]

Magic Mike is a 2012 comedy film directed by Creator/StevenSoderbergh and starring Creator/ChanningTatum, [[BasedOnATrueStory based on his year working as a male stripper]]. It completely objectifies the male body as a sex object, which certainly makes a nice change. Creator/JoeManganiello and Creator/MatthewMcConaughey also star.

A sequel, ''Magic Mike XXL'', was released on July 1 2015, with most of the cast reprising their roles.


* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Dallas. 'Evil' is probably too strong a term, but reading between the lines over the film makes it pretty clear that his so-called boys are just props and meat to make money for him, and whatever caring he has comes second to his financial concerns (Affably Greedy?). Case in point: basically telling Mike he's trapped in the male stripping business and instantly replacing him with Adam when he does leave at the end.]]
* AscendedExtra: The other male strippers Ken, Big Dick Richie and Tarzan have bigger roles in the sequel.
* AttractiveBentGender : Mike looks pretty hot in a Marilyn Monroe white dress and wig.
* BasedOnATrueStory: Mike's character is partially based off of Channing Tatum's life experience in stripping.
* BingeMontage: Adam and Mike star in one.
* BiTheWay: Joanna who has threesomes with Mike and other girls and shows interest in Brooke.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Mike loses most of his savings bailing Adam out of trouble, but finally realizes that he has to get out of stripping and after quitting he has a good shot at a lasting romantic relationship with Brooke. Similarly, Adam benefits from Mike's exit and the club's move to Miami but may end up exactly in Mike's situation.]]
* CharacterTitle: Named after Channing Tatum's character, obviously.
* ChippendalesDancers: But of course.
* ClusterFBomb: To be specific, there's over 150 uses of the word, and since the stripping scenes have little to no dialogue, there are some scenes with a ''lot'' of them crammed in there, along with some other words. The entire construction scene near the beginning is a good example.
* ColorWash: All the outdoor scenes are ''really' orange, both to sell the Florida setting and make a stronger contrast with the dark, neon-lit nightclub scenes.
* DecoyProtagonist: With almost the same screen time as Tatum (Mike), Pettyfer's character Adam seems like the central character, but later on the movie does a good job of slowly focusing on Mike.
* DenserAndWackier: The first film is a cynical SliceOfLife with a few light-hearted moments. The second is more of an out and out comedy with a lot more {{Fanservice}}.
* DrugsAreBad: [[spoiler:Adam and his girlfriend overdose and lose Mike's savings.]]
* EthicalSlut: Joanna is bisexual and Mike doesn't have a problem with her seeing people on the side. He is however rather dismayed when [[spoiler: he discovers she has a fiancee]].
* {{Fanservice}}: Besides the obvious, there's plenty of eye candy from the female characters. Brooke walks around Florida wearing short skirts and hot pants, and there's an extended scene of her walking around the beach in a bikini. Ken's wife allows Adam to feel her boobs, and the camera is all to happy to [[MaleGaze oblige]]. And of course Creator/OliviaMunn is topless in the film's opening.
* FemaleGaze: THE WHOLE MOVIE! [[PornWithoutPlot Especially the bonus feature that compiles all the stripping scenes and skips the boring plot parts]].
* {{Fetish}}: Lots and lots of it, everything from Tarzan to Military men.
* FiremenAreHot: Yes features.
* FriendsWithBenefits: Mike and Joanna.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: So much of it in this movie, like when Big Dick Richie was pumping his penis nonchalantly.
* HospitalHottie : Mike mistakes Brooke for this when he sees her in her scrubs. She's not a nurse but a billing clerk.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Adam. He loses a ton of ecstasy, causing Mike to have to spend his savings to protect him from serious harm. He doesn't see any repercussions from it. Although, he doesn't appear to learn much from the experience, and Mike probably won't be around to bail him out next time, so it may be subverted.]]
* LadyKillerInLove: Mike decides to change his ways.
* MistakenForGay: Brooke seems to assume that Adam is gay after first seeing his box of stripper outfits and seeing him shave his legs.
* MrFanservice: Basically, the film version of this trope.
* MyGirlIsASlut: Gender inverted and played with.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Seemingly averted- Adam asks Mike if he's interested in Brooke and teases him about it but doesn't seem to care either way if Mike's interested in her romantically.
* NeverTrustATrailer: The marketing of the film would have you believe it's a light comedy with lots of FemaleGaze {{fanservice}}, but many moviegoers left the movie believing it more of a dramatic cautionary tale about the profession. The first people to say so were the actors themselves, since they all mentioned that Steven Soderbergh wouldn't have hitched his wagon to it unless it had some hidden depth to it. Of course, there's still plenty of FemaleGaze fanservice. And comedy. But also the message.
* OffscreenBreakup: [[spoiler: Mike and Brooke end up with each others in the first movie but in the sequel Mike is single again.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Erm, ''Big Dick Richie''.
* PassingTheTorch: Mike to Adam, though mostly inadvertently.
* PlotDevice: A chunk of the plot revolves around Adam's actions but compared to the others, he doesn't go through much character development.
* PutOnABus: In the sequel, Dallas has gone off to Macau and taken Adam with him, so they don't appear. This is apparently due to Matthew [=McConaughey=] becoming a lot more expensive since his Oscar win, and Alex Pettyfer not getting along with the cast during the first film.
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Mike, particularly when speaking quickly, stumbles and stutters out dialogue.
* ShirtlessScene: In a film about male strippers?!
* SliceOfLife: Surprisingly enough, the movie just examines the life of a few male strippers in Florida. There's not much of a plot, and the film is driven by Adam's introduction to the lifestyle.
* SpearCounterpart: ''The Players Club'' has striking similarities in storyline, character archetypes, and ending (for the main characters at least). And it was very much tongue in cheek.
* ThreeWaySex: In the beginning of the movie, Mike and Joanna have just had a three-way with a woman that they apparently don't know. Joanna also approaches Mike about inviting Brooke for one.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: The name of the strip joint is Xquisite.
* YouCanLeaveYourHatOn
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Joanna has been cheating on her fiance with Mike]]. Interestingly, it's [[spoiler:Mike]] who's shocked, while the [[spoiler:fiancé]] looks like [[spoiler:he]] might have known something was up.