The trailer for Magic Mike XXL is exactly what one would expect from a film that centres around the world of male stripping: shirtless men frolicking around, a bit of grinding here and there and a horde of screaming women lapping it all up, stacks of dollar bills at the ready.
The sequel is set 3 years after the events of Magic Mike and sees Mike, played once again by Channing Tatum, brought out of retirement and reunited with the rest of the Kings of Tampa on a road trip to attend a stripping convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for one final explosive performance.
Notably lacking the majestic presence of Matthew McConaughey and the brooding Alex Pettyfer, the film throws new cast members into the mix, including Childish Gambino, Jada Pinkett Smith and Elizabeth Banks (shockingly, there ARE female characters in this film), joining resident fan favourites Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. Magic Mike XXL will undoubtedly be the not-so-guilty pleasure of the summer.
Magic Mike XXL is scheduled to be released July 31st.