Much of the talk surrounding director Steven Soderbergh in the months before the release of his male-stripper movie Magic Mike
concerned the Palme d’Or winner’s stated desire to quit filmmaking once and for all -- that he needed to get away and rethink his entire approach to directing. Magic Mike
is many things, including his autobiographical expression of this longing to get out of the business.
The movie stars Channing Tatum as the title character, an entrepreneur who works as a roofer and in several other occupations, but makes most of his money being the star attraction at Club Xquisite, a male strip joint in Tampa that fills every weekend ni...