If you aren’t already aware of the amazingness that is the upcoming movie “Magic Mike” (which, if you read this blog regularly, is a near impossibility), let me quickly bring you up to speed. This is a movie loosely based on Channing Tatum’s brief career as a male stripper. It is directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh and features the hottest male cast in history: Channing, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello, Matthew McConaughey and Matt Bomer. As male strippers. Enough said, right?
MTV News recently caught up with Matt Bomer at the press day for his upcoming film, “In Time,” and I couldn’t resist asking about the true magic of this film.
“It was criminal man, we had a blast. There’s a new band of brothers in town,” Matt said of bonding with his co-stars. “There something about having to throw a thong on in front of other people that just instantly forms an ensemble. We had a great time. I really think there hasn’t really been a movie like this before, and we did it all on a G-string budget,” he said with a smile. “I’m excited to see what people think.”
Speaking of those G-strings, I asked Matt if he or his co-stars picked up any new tricks or interesting facts with regard to the makeup and wardrobe required for strippers. He answered that question with the most entertaining story I’ve heard in a while.
“I think most importantly for me, it was figuring out how to put on a thong. The first time I tried, I had never worn a thong before, so the first time I tried it I put it on wrong and my junk didn’t fit in it,” he said with a laugh. “I had to call a wardrobe person in, ’Something is wrong with my thong, you guys. I think we are gonna have to figure this out,’ and they’re like, ’Yeah your legs are in the wrong holes.’ That was step one. No, there weren’t that many tricks going on, it was sort of a lot of tearaway clothes you know. There’s definitely a technique to make sure you get those off cleanly.”