Fifty Shades of Magic Mike

Posted 07-26-2012 at 09:49 AM by Krista

There is an awesome article I read recently called “Fifty Shades of Magic Mike,” (hence the quotation marks around the title). The premise of the article is that women are into the book series Fifty Shades of Gray—was I the only one who didn’t know it was being called “Mommy porn”? Ew.—and going to see the movie Magic Mike, which is
at its core a movie about male strippers. The author asks how we, as women would feel if it were our men doing these things.

The first thing that came to mind was that of course most men do engage in these type of activities. One word: porn. I remember being shocked at how common this practice was among men. In fact, my husband J talks about it openly with male friends. I guess it just goes to show how cavalier our world has become about the female body.

And I think that that was the author’s point, that we criticize men about these things, but yet when we do it—reading erotica or watching a movie about strippers—we do it in the name of entertainment and we don’t see the harm in it. I have to admit that before reading this article I was confused about why a good bit of my female friends were blowing up my Facebook feed with protests over this movie.

I had intended to see it, and now I’m not sure. I think I will make my decision after talking to my husband about his feelings on the matter. What is your opinion? Are you going to see the movie? Why or why not?

For those of you that are interested, here is a link to the original article I read:

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7 Responses to “Fifty Shades of Magic Mike”

  1. HollyRay on July 26th, 2012 12:35 pm

    If Magic Mike where Magic Maggie I would still watch it, my husband would watch it too and I wouldn’t care. In fact my husband watched The Client List with me mostly because he thinks Jennifer Love is a hottie. I have eyes, she’s a beauty of a woman, therefore why get mad at him?

    50 Shades of Gray I hear is just poor writing with a smattering of nior, not my style, but not because it’s a dirty book. I wouldn’t care if my husband read a dirty book, he wouldn’t care if I did.

    At the end of the day sex is just a part of our relationship, I feel like this weird double standard where it’s okay for women but not for men is ridiculous. I don’t think the answer is rejecting it all though, because frankly the more closed door we get about sexuality the more uneducated people become.

  2. DMsMommy on July 27th, 2012 2:22 pm

    I am currently reading the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. I think it is great! It is a love story, and yes it is VERY detailed. Men.. ALL men look at porn. At least 90% of them do. Most of them hide it. I don’t like porn, and I don’t like my hubby looking at it. A book is a book. The movie Magic Mike.. I was asked to go see it with a group of lady friends.. and I had to say no. I would not want my husband going to see a movie about female strippers. But then again.. almost every movie out there features a naked lady. Every where you look there are women being objectified. The one movie that comes out about male strippers and the world goes crazy. People need to relax.. nobody is being forced against their will to read or watch anything.. no matter what the contents are.

  3. octoberblush on July 27th, 2012 6:32 pm

    I think that it depends on each relationship. Some relationships are okay with each other looking at porn and sexualization of people other than their spouse. Some are not. For my husband and I it is a matter of respect. We have eyes.. we know other people are good looking. But we try not to make a big deal over any one else but each other. There is a difference between noticing good looks and elaborating on them. I would be okay with my husband going to a movie about strippers but he feels like it’s disrespectful to me and to other women so he wouldn’t go. I show him that same courtesy. Same with ’50 Shades of Grey’. If we want to read a book like that… we write it to each other, lol.

  4. cmamalis on July 28th, 2012 5:04 pm

    Haven’t read Fifty Shades of Grey and at this point don’t plan on it. However, I will see Magic Mike once it comes to Bluray. Dh and I both think it looks funny, actually. So we will be watching it together.

  5. mama2ma_ks_km on July 29th, 2012 1:57 pm

    Totally agree with the author of that article! I won’t be seeing or reading these things. God says sex is to be between a husband and wife ONLY. If everyone followed God’s Word on this, there would be no teen pregnancy, no AIDS or STDs, no broken relationships due to infidelity…sounds pretty good to me!

  6. sweetsunrise on July 29th, 2012 2:16 pm

    Wow, thanks for writing that and leaving the link to the original article. So good to read those words of truth on how there is harm done when you spend your time dwelling on a life with a man other than your husband. No, I’m not planning on reading the book or seeing the movie but I do have to say it is tempting. It does make me sad to see how accepted it is though.

  7. Krista on July 29th, 2012 11:06 pm

    I agree God’s Word should definitely be followed especially on how to have a good marriage!

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