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Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Everyone came to the ‘Magic Mike’ premiere fully clothed


At the “Magic Mike” premiere in L.A., seven shades of handsome. (Todd Williamson - INVISION/AP)

Magic Mike” — the movie about male strippers that was directed by Steven Soderbergh and therefore gives us the rare opportunity to objectify men while pretending we’re discussing a work of cinematic art — premiered Sunday night during the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Unfortunately, everyone showed up at the premiere fully clothed, which just seems like a missed opportunity. (Couldn’t someone at least have tried to talk Channing Tatum into streaking on the red carpet? I mean, sheesh.)

Here are a few photos from the premiere. Again, we offer these images purely because they represent the people involved in making what I am certain will be the most nuanced film of 2012 to feature Matthew McConaughey in a thong.

Here’s Matthew Bomer (clothed) at the premiere.


(VALERIE MACON - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Here’s Bomer (still clothed) from another angle...


(VALERIE MACON - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

...and here he is from yet another angle. Wait, what? I’m a professional, objective journalist who is supposed to portray multiple aspects of an event? Oh, uh, right. I knew that. That’s why I’ve followed up with a photo of McConaughey with his wife Camila McConaughey (formerly Alves).


(MARIO ANZUONI - REUTERS)

They also are both clothed.


(VALERIE MACON - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Hey, look, it’s the Wonder Twins of Male Stripper Movies, Steven Soderbergh and Tatum. (Both clothed in nearly identical ensembles.)


(Todd Williamson - TODD WILLIAMSON/INVISION/AP)

Here’s Joe Manganiello, totally not-naked, but displaying major hunk face.
(VALERIE MACON - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Olivia Munn, who also appears in the film, kept her clothes on.


(VALERIE MACON - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Cody Horn did, too.


(VALERIE MACON - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

As did a very happy Alex Pettyfer, who at least threw us a bone by stripping away his facial hair.


(MARIO ANZUONI - REUTERS)

Manganiello, McConaughey and Tatum may have been discussing a potential red carpet strip-off when this photo was taken. Or, more likely, McConaughey was asking his co-stars why he was the only dude who bothered to show up in a tux.


(Todd Williamson - TODD WILLIAMSON/INVISION/AP)

Still, maybe it was a good thing that everyone kept their apparel in its appropriate place at the “Magic Mike” premiere. A lot of people came to the event that are not in the movie and don’t possess the necessary level of strip-teasing experience. And we wouldn’t want such individuals to feel obligated to shed the blazers and shirts off their backs in such a public manner.


(VALERIE MACON - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

By  |  02:48 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Categories:  Movies

 
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