Pic of the Day: Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer Get Shirtless for 'Magic Mike'
By Max Berlinger
I like to think of myself as above the whole "beefcake" aesthetic. Around the office, I can be heard spouting off about how I'm immune to a set of chiseled pecs and six-pack abs, and would much prefer a guy with a sense of humor and a geek-chic look going for him. All fantasies of my dreamy nerd boyfriend, though, are currently on hold. These pictures, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly from the upcoming male stripper film Magic Mike, remind me that I, too, am all too easily susceptible to the allure of a hunky stud (and an imagined roll in the hay with said stud). It seems that Matt Bomer, who will be starring alongside Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer in the film, shares a similar sense of awestruck admiration for his tight-bodied co-stars. Bomer regaled MTV with tales of Tatum's onscreen moves: "Let me tell you, Channing's dance to 'Pony' is one of the sickest things I've ever seen in my life. Obviously this movie is targeted toward a certain demographic, but I think what people don't understand is it also has, in a roundabout way, an appeal for guys too. It's a coming-of-age story, very Saturday Night Fever/Boogie Nights and Channing's dancing is so sick I can't even tell you." Hold on, is Matt trying to say this movie isn't geared towards men? Odd, the only people I've met who even know about the movie are men (albeit gay ones). I think he may have a surprise coming his way if he expects the ladies to be lining up for this cinematic gem.