So, attractive actorman and professional muscle mass, Joe Manganiello has been bitten by the directorial bug. Following his time in the Citizen Kane of stripper movies (please never ever ever let it live down that tagline), Magic Mike, Manganiello became fascinated by the seedy underworld and folks that live the world in which Magic Mike — and, likely, its forthcoming sequel — takes place. After several years of no-doubt harrowing research and recording, the trailer for La Bare is finally here.
And by the looks of it: the two films have quite a lot in common! Granted, that was sort of inevitable given the fact that they share a subject matter. But still: there's more than even you probably think. So we've decided to break it all down for you.
There are Stripper Cops
I suppose the real question here is: is there a stripper that hasn't played a cop at least once in his career?
And Many Cowboy Hats
Lots of Working Out
And Not a Sleeve in Sight
Why wear sleeves when you can instead provide free tickets to the GUN SHOW?
The Patrons are Kinda Sad
"[The strippers] just give you, like, this confidence."
"Even though every time I get a hug I give them a dollar, I still feels like they're my friends."
"To get used to a girl asking to pay your bills is kinda weird, but I haven't said 'no' yet."
The Dance Moves are Ridiculous
HUMP THAT FLOOR, MANGANIELLO. HUMP IT HUMP IT.
Dongs for Dollars for DAYS
There are Patron/Stripper Hook-Ups
WHOA Alex Pettyfer, keep your tongue in your mouth when you're on the job.
In La Bare? There's the line "Eventually you're going to have to try the candy."
One of the strippers highlighted in La Bare? Yeah he's dead because someone killed him. And The Kid was certainly in plenty danger when he was doing all those drugs and generally very-bad things.
They Both Call Someone Magic Mike
Guys, meet the real Magic Mike:
Two Words: Joe Manganiello