[[quoteright:280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/magicmike_8602.png]]
[[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.

----
!!Tropes:

* 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.]]
* ArmorPiercingResponse: When Mike rattles off a list of what he really wants out life, trying to explain to Brooke that he doesn't want to be a stripper forever, he asks if she believes any of it. Her response is to ask if ''he'' believes it.
* 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.]]
* CampStraight: Mike is clearly into women, but he's also a [[CaptainObvious stripper]], very affectionate with his male friends and has crossdresses as a joke. Creator/ChanningTatum says that this is the character closest to his real life personality.
* 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.
* GoingCommando: Joanna's EstablishingCharacterMoment is her telling Mike she'll have to go commando because he ripped her panties the previous night.
* 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.
* MeaningfulEcho: When Mike first meets Brooke in the morning, he mentions something about breakfast. She takes offence at the thought of him assuming she's cooking - and he changes tack to say he just likes breakfast in general. [[spoiler: The end scene has her asking him out for breakfast]].
* 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:
** Played with on the other gender side. Brooke's problem with Mike being a stripper seems like it's more about the fact that he and Adam are always out drinking late and the sleaziness of the club.
** Ken however offers to let Adam feel his wife's boobs.
* 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 trailers made the movie look more like a RomanticComedy with a lot of stripping. There ''is'' plenty of {{Fanservice}} in there, but the film quickly turns into a cynical look at how empty Mike's life is - and how he struggles to escape from it.
* TheObstructiveLoveInterest: Brooke fits this trope perfectly. She spends most of the movie disapproving of Mike's lifestyle and trading barbs with him about it. [[spoiler: Only at the end of the film when Mike has quit stripping do they hook up]]. Of course unlike most examples of the trope, she at least has the justification of already having a boyfriend for the majority of the story.
* OffscreenBreakup: [[spoiler: Mike and Brooke end up with each other in the first movie but in the sequel Mike is single again.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Erm, ''Big Dick Richie''. Adam is also known as 'The Kid'.
* 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.
* TagAlongKid: Adam is the youngest out of the group, and is even nicknamed 'The Kid'.
* 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.
* VisualPun: One of Ken's gimmicks on stage is coming out of a lifesize box as if he were a Ken doll.
* 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.

----